Code Information

Diagnosis Code: 848.49

Short Description: Sprain of sternum NEC

Long Description: Sprain of sternum, other

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
        • 848.49 Sprain of sternum NEC

Code Version: 2015 ICD-9-CM


  • Complete tear, xiphoid cartilage ligament
  • Xiphoid cartilage sprain

References to Index of Diseases and Injuries

The code 848.49 has the following ICD-9-CM references to the Index of Diseases and Injuries
  • Sprain, strain (joint) (ligament) (muscle) (tendon) 848.9
    • cartilage
      • xiphoid 848.49
    • xiphoid cartilage 848.49

Crosswalk Information

The code 848.49 converts into the following ICD-10 code(s):
ICD-9 Code ICD-10 Code ICD-10 Description
848.49 Right Arrow S23.428A Other sprain of sternum, initial encounter
This ICD-9 to ICD-10 data is based on the 2018 General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) files published by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for informational purposes only. The data is not an ICD-10 conversion tool and doesn’t guarantee clinical accuracy.

Similar Codes

ICD-9 Code ICD-9 Description
848.0 Sprain of septal cartilage of nose
848.1 Sprain of jaw
848.2 Sprain of thyroid region
848.3 Sprain of ribs
848.40 Sprain of sternum, unspecified site
848.41 Sprain of sternoclavicular (joint) (ligament)
848.42 Sprain of chondrosternal (joint)
848.5 Sprain of pelvic
848.8 Other specified sites of sprains and strains
848.9 Unspecified site of sprain and strain

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