ICD-10 Diagnosis Code S50.851A

Superficial foreign body of right forearm, initial encounter

Diagnosis Code S50.851A

ICD-10: S50.851A
Short Description: Superficial foreign body of right forearm, initial encounter
Long Description: Superficial foreign body of right forearm, initial encounter
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code S50.851A

Valid for Submission
The code S50.851A is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the elbow and forearm (S50-S59)
      • Superficial injury of elbow and forearm (S50)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code S50.851A is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)

  • TRAUMA TO THE SKIN, SUBCUTANEOUS TISSUE AND BREAST WITH MCC 604
  • TRAUMA TO THE SKIN, SUBCUTANEOUS TISSUE AND BREAST WITHOUT MCC 605

Information for Patients


Foreign Bodies

If you've ever gotten a splinter or had sand in your eye, you've had experience with a foreign body. A foreign body is something that is stuck inside you but isn't supposed to be there. You may inhale or swallow a foreign body, or you may get one from an injury to almost any part of your body. Foreign bodies are more common in small children, who sometimes stick things in their mouths, ears, and noses.

Some foreign bodies, like a small splinter, do not cause serious harm. Inhaled or swallowed foreign bodies may cause choking or bowel obstruction and may require medical care.

  • Bezoar
  • Eye - foreign object in
  • Foreign body in the nose
  • Foreign object - inhaled or swallowed
  • Splinter removal


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