ICD-10 Diagnosis Code S50.859

Superficial foreign body of unspecified forearm

Diagnosis Code S50.859

ICD-10: S50.859
Short Description: Superficial foreign body of unspecified forearm
Long Description: Superficial foreign body of unspecified forearm
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code S50.859

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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

Synonyms
  • Foreign body in forearm
  • Foreign body in forearm
  • Foreign body in forearm
  • Foreign body in forearm
  • Foreign body in forearm
  • Foreign body of skin of forearm
  • Metal foreign body in forearm
  • Splinter of forearm, without major open wound
  • Splinter of forearm, without major open wound
  • Splinter of forearm, without major open wound, infected
  • Splinter of lower arm, without major open wound, infected
  • Superficial foreign body in forearm
  • Superficial foreign body of forearm without major open wound AND without infection
  • Superficial foreign body of forearm without major open wound but with infection

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 (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Eye - foreign object in (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Foreign body in the nose (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Foreign object - inhaled or swallowed (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Splinter removal (Medical Encyclopedia)


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