Code Information

Diagnosis Code: 848.8

Short Description: Sprain NEC

Long Description: Other specified sites of sprains and strains

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
        • 848.8 Sprain NEC

Code Version: 2015 ICD-9-CM


  • 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

References to Index of Diseases and Injuries

The code 848.8 has the following ICD-9-CM references to the Index of Diseases and Injuries
  • Pubalgia 848.8
  • Sprain, strain (joint) (ligament) (muscle) (tendon) 848.9
    • abdominal wall (muscle) 848.8
    • cartilage
      • ear 848.8
    • ear cartilage 848.8
    • meniscus
      • specified site NEC 848.8
    • multiple sites, except fingers alone or toes alone 848.8
    • specified site NEC 848.8
    • thorax 848.8
    • trachea 848.8

Crosswalk Information

The code 848.8 converts into the following ICD-10 code(s):
ICD-9 Code ICD-10 Code ICD-10 Description
848.8 Right Arrow S03.9XXA Sprain of joints and ligaments of unsp parts of head, init
S29.019A Strain of muscle and tendon of unsp wall of thorax, init
S39.011A Strain of muscle, fascia and tendon of abdomen, init encntr
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)
848.49 Sprain of sternum, other
848.5 Sprain of pelvic
848.9 Unspecified site of sprain and strain

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