Billable Medical Code for Closed Fracture of Unspecified Part of Femur
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 821.00
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 821.00.
The Short Description Is: Fx femur NOS-closed.
Femur fracture is also known as closed fracture of left femur, closed fracture of right femur, fracture of femur, FX of femur, left femur (upper leg bone) fracture, left femur Fx, right femur (upper leg bone) fracture, and right femur Fx. This applies to thigh and upper leg.
Femur Fracture Definition and Symptoms
A femur fracture is a break in the femur bone of the thigh. The femur is an extraordinarily strong bone therefore it takes a massive force to break it. The most common cause of femur fractures is car accidents. Symptoms of a femur fracture are swelling and tenderness, deformed shape of the leg, and visible portions of fractured bone if the fracture causes a break in the skin.