Billable Medical Code for Sprain of Ankle, Unspecified Site
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 845.00
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 845.00.
The Short Description Is: Sprain of ankle, unspecified site
Ankle sprain is also known as ankle sprain 1st degree, ankle sprain 2nd degree, left ankle sprain, right ankle sprain, sprain of ankle, sprain of ankle first degree, sprain of ankle second degree, sprain of left ankle, sprain of right ankle, strain of tendon of foot and ankle, strain of tendon foot or ankle, and strain tendon foot or ankle.
Ankle Sprain Definition and Symptoms
An ankle sprain is defined as mild damage to a ligament or ligaments without instability of the affected joint. There are 3 different grades of ankle sprains ranging from mild to severe. Symptoms are pain, particularly when bearing weight on the affected ankle, swelling and occasionally bruising, restricted range of movement, and hearing a “pop” at the time the injury occurs.