ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 848.0

Sprain of nasal septum

Diagnosis Code 848.0

ICD-9: 848.0
Short Description: Sprain of nasal septum
Long Description: Sprain of septal cartilage of nose
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 848.0

Code Classification
  • Injury and poisoning
    • Sprains and strains of joints and adjacent muscles (840-848)
      • 848 Other and ill-defined sprains and strains

Information for Medical Professionals

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 848.0 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Sprain, strain (joint) (ligament) (muscle) (tendon) 848.9
      • cartilage
        • septal, nose 848.0
      • nose (septal cartilage) 848.0
      • septal cartilage (nose) 848.0

Information for Patients

Nose Injuries and Disorders

Also called: Nasal disorders

Your nose is important to your health. It filters the air you breathe, removing dust, germs, and irritants. It warms and moistens the air to keep your lungs and tubes that lead to them from drying out. Your nose also contains the nerve cells that help your sense of smell. When there is a problem with your nose, your whole body can suffer. For example, the stuffy nose of the common cold can make it hard for you to breathe, sleep, or get comfortable.

Many problems besides the common cold can affect the nose. They include

  • Deviated septum - a shifting of the wall that divides the nasal cavity into halves
  • Nasal polyps - soft growths that develop on the lining of your nose or sinuses
  • Nosebleeds
  • Rhinitis - inflammation of the nose and sinuses sometimes caused by allergies. The main symptom is a runny nose.
  • Nasal fractures, also known as a broken nose

  • Choanal atresia
  • Foreign body in the nose
  • Nasal endoscopy
  • Nasal fracture - aftercare
  • Nasal mucosal biopsy
  • Nasal polyps
  • Nose fracture
  • Nosebleed
  • Rhinophyma
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Septal hematoma
  • Septoplasty
  • Septoplasty - discharge
  • Sinus CT scan
  • Sinus MRI scan
  • Stuffy or runny nose - adult
  • Stuffy or runny nose - children
  • Turbinate surgery
  • Vasomotor rhinitis

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Sprains and Strains

A sprain is a stretched or torn ligament. Ligaments are tissues that connect bones at a joint. Falling, twisting, or getting hit can all cause a sprain. Ankle and wrist sprains are common. Symptoms include pain, swelling, bruising, and being unable to move your joint. You might feel a pop or tear when the injury happens.

A strain is a stretched or torn muscle or tendon. Tendons are tissues that connect muscle to bone. Twisting or pulling these tissues can cause a strain. Strains can happen suddenly or develop over time. Back and hamstring muscle strains are common. Many people get strains playing sports. Symptoms include pain, muscle spasms, swelling, and trouble moving the muscle.

At first, treatment of both sprains and strains usually involves resting the injured area, icing it, wearing a bandage or device that compresses the area, and medicines. Later treatment might include exercise and physical therapy.

NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

  • Ankle sprain - aftercare
  • Elbow sprain -- aftercare
  • Foot sprain - aftercare
  • Hamstring strain - aftercare
  • Hip flexor strain -- aftercare
  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Tendon repair
  • Wrist sprain - aftercare

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