ICD-10 Diagnosis Code T33.829A

Superficial frostbite of unspecified foot, initial encounter

Diagnosis Code T33.829A

ICD-10: T33.829A
Short Description: Superficial frostbite of unspecified foot, initial encounter
Long Description: Superficial frostbite of unspecified foot, initial encounter
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code T33.829A

Valid for Submission
The code T33.829A is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Frostbite (T33-T34)
      • Superficial frostbite (T33)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code T33.829A is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)

  • 922 - OTHER INJURY, POISONING AND TOXIC EFFECT DIAGNOSES WITH MCC
  • 923 - OTHER INJURY, POISONING AND TOXIC EFFECT DIAGNOSES WITHOUT MCC

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Synonyms
  • Frostbite of foot

Information for Patients


Frostbite

Frostbite is an injury to the body that is caused by freezing. It most often affects the nose, ears, cheeks, chin, fingers, or toes. Frostbite can permanently damage the body, and severe cases can lead to amputation.

If you have frostbite, the skin in that area may turn white or grayish-yellow. It may feel firm or waxy when you touch it. The area will also feel numb.

If you have symptoms of frostbite, seek medical care. But if immediate medical care isn't available, here are steps to take:

  • Get into a warm room as soon as possible.
  • If possible, do not walk on frostbitten feet or toes. Walking increases the damage.
  • Put the affected area in warm - not hot - water.
  • You can also warm the affected area using body heat. For example, use your armpit to warm frostbitten fingers.
  • Don't rub the frostbitten area with snow or massage it at all. This can cause more damage.
  • Don't use a heating pad, heat lamp, or the heat of a stove, fireplace, or radiator for warming. Since frostbite makes an area numb, you could burn it.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Frostbite (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • How to prevent frostbite and hypothermia (Medical Encyclopedia)


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