ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 839.71

Dislocation sternum-open

Diagnosis Code 839.71

ICD-9: 839.71
Short Description: Dislocation sternum-open
Long Description: Open dislocation, sternum
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 839.71

Code Classification
  • Injury and poisoning
    • Dislocation (830-839)
      • 839 Other, multiple, and ill-defined dislocations

Information for Medical Professionals

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 839.71 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Dislocation (articulation) (closed) (displacement) (simple) (subluxation) 839.8
      • breast bone (closed) 839.61
        • open 839.71
      • sternoclavicular (joint) (closed) 839.61
        • open 839.71
      • sternum (closed) 839.61
        • open 839.71
      • xiphoid cartilage (closed) 839.61
        • open 839.71

Information for Patients

Chest Injuries and Disorders

The chest is the part of the body between your neck and your abdomen. It includes the ribs and breastbone. Inside your chest are several organs, including the heart, lungs, and esophagus. The pleura, a large thin sheet of tissue, lines the inside of the chest cavity.

Chest injuries and disorders include

  • Heart diseases
  • Lung diseases and collapsed lung
  • Pleural disorders
  • Esophagus disorders
  • Broken ribs
  • Thoracic aortic aneurysms
  • Disorders of the mediastinum, the space between the lungs, breastbone, and spine

  • Chest tube insertion
  • Collapsed lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Costochondritis
  • Hemothorax
  • Mediastinal tumor
  • Mediastinitis
  • Pectus carinatum
  • Pectus excavatum
  • Pectus excavatum - discharge
  • Pectus excavatum repair
  • Pneumomediastinum
  • Pneumothorax - infants
  • Rib fracture - aftercare

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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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