ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 837.1

Dislocation ankle-open

Diagnosis Code 837.1

ICD-9: 837.1
Short Description: Dislocation ankle-open
Long Description: Open dislocation of ankle
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 837.1

Code Classification
  • Injury and poisoning
    • Dislocation (830-839)
      • 837 Dislocation of ankle

Information for Medical Professionals

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 837.1 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Dislocation (articulation) (closed) (displacement) (simple) (subluxation) 839.8
      • ankle (scaphoid bone) (closed) 837.0
        • open 837.1
      • astragalus (closed) 837.0
        • open 837.1
      • fibula
        • distal end (closed) 837.0
          • open 837.1
      • navicular (bone) foot (closed) 837.0
        • open 837.1
      • scaphoid (bone)
        • ankle or foot (closed) 837.0
          • open 837.1
      • tibia
        • distal end (closed) 837.0
          • open 837.1
      • tibiofibular
        • distal (closed) 837.0
          • open 837.1

Information for Patients

Ankle Injuries and Disorders

Your ankle bone and the ends of your two lower leg bones make up the ankle joint. Your ligaments, which connect bones to one another, stabilize and support it. Your muscles and tendons move it.

The most common ankle problems are sprains and fractures. A sprain is an injury to the ligaments. It may take a few weeks to many months to heal completely. A fracture is a break in a bone. You can also injure other parts of the ankle such as tendons, which join muscles to bone, and cartilage, which cushions your joints. Ankle sprains and fractures are common sports injuries.

  • Ankle arthroscopy
  • Ankle fracture - aftercare
  • Ankle pain
  • Ankle replacement
  • Ankle replacement - discharge
  • Ankle sprain - aftercare
  • Foot, leg, and ankle swelling

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Dislocations are joint injuries that force the ends of your bones out of position. The cause is often a fall or a blow, sometimes from playing a contact sport. You can dislocate your ankles, knees, shoulders, hips, elbows and jaw. You can also dislocate your finger and toe joints. Dislocated joints often are swollen, very painful and visibly out of place. You may not be able to move it.

A dislocated joint is an emergency. If you have one, seek medical attention. Treatment depends on which joint you dislocate and the severity of the injury. It might include manipulations to reposition your bones, medicine, a splint or sling, and rehabilitation. When properly repositioned, a joint will usually function and move normally again in a few weeks. Once you dislocate a shoulder or kneecap, you are more likely to dislocate it again. Wearing protective gear during sports may help prevent dislocations.

  • Dislocated shoulder - aftercare
  • Dislocation
  • Kneecap dislocation
  • Kneecap dislocation - aftercare
  • Nursemaid's elbow

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