ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 821.33

Supracondyl fx femur-opn

Diagnosis Code 821.33

ICD-9: 821.33
Short Description: Supracondyl fx femur-opn
Long Description: Open supracondylar fracture of femur
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 821.33

Code Classification
  • Injury and poisoning
    • Fracture of lower limb (820-829)
      • 821 Fracture of other and unspecified parts of femur

Information for Medical Professionals

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 821.33 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Fracture (abduction) (adduction) (avulsion) (compression) (crush) (dislocation) (oblique) (separation) (closed) 829.0
      • femur, femoral (closed) 821.00
        • lower end or extremity (distal end) (closed) 821.20
          • supracondylar 821.23
            • open 821.33
        • supracondylar 821.23
          • open 821.33

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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Knee Injuries and Disorders

Your knee joint is made up of bone, cartilage, ligaments and fluid. Muscles and tendons help the knee joint move. When any of these structures is hurt or diseased, you have knee problems. Knee problems can cause pain and difficulty walking.

Knee problems are very common, and they occur in people of all ages. Knee problems can interfere with many things, from participation in sports to simply getting up from a chair and walking. This can have a big impact on your life.

The most common disease affecting the knee is osteoarthritis. The cartilage in the knee gradually wears away, causing pain and swelling.

Injuries to ligaments and tendons also cause knee problems. A common injury is to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). You usually injure your ACL by a sudden twisting motion. ACL and other knee injuries are common sports injuries.

Treatment of knee problems depends on the cause. In some cases your doctor may recommend knee replacement.

NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

  • ACL reconstruction
  • ACL reconstruction - discharge
  • Anterior crucate ligament (ACL) injury
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury -- aftercare
  • Anterior knee pain
  • Baker's cyst
  • Broken kneecap - aftercare
  • Collateral ligament (CL) injury -- aftercare
  • Getting your home ready - knee or hip surgery
  • Iliotibial band syndrome -- aftercare
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Knee arthroscopy - discharge
  • Knee CT scan
  • Knee microfracture surgery
  • Knee MRI scan
  • Knee pain
  • Kneecap dislocation - aftercare
  • Lateral collateral ligament (LCL) injury
  • Medial collateral ligament (MCL) injury of the knee
  • Meniscal allograft transplantation
  • Meniscus tears
  • Meniscus tears -- aftercare
  • Osgood-Schlatter disease
  • Osteotomy of the knee
  • Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injury
  • Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injury -- aftercare

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