ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 924.8

Multiple contusions NEC

Diagnosis Code 924.8

ICD-9: 924.8
Short Description: Multiple contusions NEC
Long Description: Contusion of multiple sites, not elsewhere classified
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 924.8

Code Classification
  • Injury and poisoning
    • Contusion with intact skin surface (920-924)
      • 924 Contusion of lower limb and of other and unspecified sites

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Contusion of multiple sites
  • Multiple bruising

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 924.8 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Contusion (skin surface intact) 924.9
      • multiple sites (not classifiable to same three-digit category) 924.8
        • lower limb 924.4
        • trunk 922.8
        • upper limb 923.8

Information for Patients


Also called: Contusion, Ecchymoses

A bruise is a mark on your skin caused by blood trapped under the surface. It happens when an injury crushes small blood vessels but does not break the skin. Those vessels break open and leak blood under the skin.

Bruises are often painful and swollen. You can get skin, muscle and bone bruises. Bone bruises are the most serious.

It can take months for a bruise to fade, but most last about two weeks. They start off a reddish color, and then turn bluish-purple and greenish-yellow before returning to normal. To reduce bruising, ice the injured area and elevate it above your heart. See your healthcare provider if you seem to bruise for no reason, or if the bruise appears to be infected.

  • Bleeding into the skin
  • Bruise

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