ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 848.8

Sprain NEC

Diagnosis Code 848.8

ICD-9: 848.8
Short Description: Sprain NEC
Long Description: Other specified sites of sprains and strains
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 848.8

Code Classification
  • Injury and poisoning (800–999)
    • 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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  • Dislocations, sprains and strains involving multiple body regions
  • Dislocations, sprains and strains involving multiple regions of lower limb
  • Dislocations, sprains and strains involving multiple regions of upper limb
  • Dislocations, sprains and strains involving multiple regions of upper limb
  • Dislocations, sprains and strains involving thorax with lower back and pelvis
  • Mentalis strain
  • Rectus muscle sprain
  • Rupture of distal quadriceps muscle
  • Rupture of distal quadriceps tendon
  • Rupture of pectoralis major muscle
  • Rupture of proximal quadriceps muscle
  • Rupture of tendon of biceps
  • Sprain of ligament of face
  • Sprain of lower extremity
  • Strain of abdominal muscle
  • Strain of gastrocnemius tendon
  • Strain of hamstring tendon
  • Strain of muscle of chest wall
  • Strain of muscle of face
  • Strain of muscle of lower limb
  • Strain of muscle of trunk
  • Strain of rectus femoris muscle
  • Strain of tendon of lower limb
  • Tendon rupture - multiple

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 848.8 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

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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