ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 806.61

Fx sacr-cl/cauda equ les

Diagnosis Code 806.61

ICD-9: 806.61
Short Description: Fx sacr-cl/cauda equ les
Long Description: Closed fracture of sacrum and coccyx with complete cauda equina lesion
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 806.61

Code Classification
  • Injury and poisoning
    • Fracture of spine and trunk (805-809)
      • 806 Fracture of vertebral column with spinal cord lesion

Information for Medical Professionals

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 806.61 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Fracture (abduction) (adduction) (avulsion) (compression) (crush) (dislocation) (oblique) (separation) (closed) 829.0
      • vertebra, vertebral (back) (body) (column) (neural arch) (pedicle) (spine) (spinous process) (transverse process) (closed) 805.8
        • coccyx (closed) 805.6
          • with spinal cord injury (closed) 806.60
            • cauda equina injury 806.62
              • complete lesion 806.61
                • open 806.71
        • sacrum (closed) 805.6
          • with spinal cord injury 806.60
            • cauda equina injury 806.62
              • complete lesion 806.61
                • open 806.71

Information for Patients


Also called: Broken bone

A fracture is a break, usually in a bone. If the broken bone punctures the skin, it is called an open or compound fracture. Fractures commonly happen because of car accidents, falls or sports injuries. Other causes are low bone density and osteoporosis, which cause weakening of the bones. Overuse can cause stress fractures, which are very small cracks in the bone.

Symptoms of a fracture are

  • Out-of-place or misshapen limb or joint
  • Swelling, bruising or bleeding
  • Intense pain
  • Numbness and tingling
  • Limited mobility or inability to move a limb

You need to get medical care right away for any fracture. You may need to wear a cast or splint. Sometimes you need surgery to put in plates, pins or screws to keep the bone in place.

  • Ankle fracture - aftercare
  • Broken bone
  • Broken collarbone - aftercare
  • Closed reduction of a fractured bone
  • Closed reduction of a fractured bone - aftercare
  • Hand fracture - aftercare
  • Hardware removal - extremity
  • Metatarsal fracture (acute) - aftercare
  • Metatarsal stress fractures - aftercare
  • Nasal fracture - aftercare
  • Pin care
  • Radial head fracture - aftercare
  • What Are Growth Plate Injuries? - NIH (National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases)
  • X-ray - skeleton

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Spinal Cord Injuries

Your spinal cord is a bundle of nerves that runs down the middle of your back. It carries signals back and forth between your body and your brain. A spinal cord injury disrupts the signals. Spinal cord injuries usually begin with a blow that fractures or dislocates your vertebrae, the bone disks that make up your spine. Most injuries don't cut through your spinal cord. Instead, they cause damage when pieces of vertebrae tear into cord tissue or press down on the nerve parts that carry signals.

Spinal cord injuries can be complete or incomplete. With a complete spinal cord injury, the cord can't send signals below the level of the injury. As a result, you are paralyzed below the injury. With an incomplete injury, you have some movement and sensation below the injury.

A spinal cord injury is a medical emergency. Immediate treatment can reduce long-term effects. Treatments may include medicines, braces or traction to stabilize the spine, and surgery. Later treatment usually includes medicines and rehabilitation therapy. Mobility aids and assistive devices may help you to get around and do some daily tasks.

NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

  • Daily bowel care program
  • Indwelling catheter care
  • Self catheterization - female
  • Self catheterization - male
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Spinal cord trauma
  • Spinal injury
  • Suprapubic catheter care
  • Thoracic spine CT scan
  • Urinary catheters
  • Urine drainage bags

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Tailbone Disorders

Also called: Coccyx disorders

The tailbone is the small bone at the bottom of your backbone, or spine. Tailbone disorders include tailbone injuries, pain, infections, cysts and tumors. You rarely break your tailbone. Instead, most injuries cause bruises or pulled ligaments. A backward fall onto a hard surface, such as slipping on ice, is the most common cause of such injuries. Symptoms of various tailbone disorders include pain in the tailbone area, pain upon sitting, pain or numbness in the arms or legs due to pressure on nerves in the tailbone area, and a mass or growth you can see or feel.

  • Pilonidal cyst resection
  • Pilonidal disease
  • Tailbone trauma
  • Tailbone trauma - aftercare

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