ICD-10 Diagnosis Code S60.459

Superficial foreign body of unspecified finger

Diagnosis Code S60.459

ICD-10: S60.459
Short Description: Superficial foreign body of unspecified finger
Long Description: Superficial foreign body of unspecified finger
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code S60.459

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Code Classification
  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the wrist, hand and fingers (S60-S69)
      • Superficial injury of wrist, hand and fingers (S60)

Information for Medical Professionals

Synonyms
  • Foreign body - finger
  • Foreign body of skin of finger
  • Splinter in hand
  • Splinter in hand
  • Splinter in hand
  • Splinter in skin
  • Splinter of finger, without major open wound, infected
  • Splinter of hand, without major open wound, infected
  • Superficial foreign body in finger
  • Superficial foreign body of finger without major open wound AND without infection
  • Superficial foreign body of finger without major open wound but with infection
  • Superficial foreign body of hand without major open wound but with infection
  • Superficial injury of finger with infection
  • Superficial injury of finger without infection
  • Superficial injury of hand with infection
  • Superficial injury of hand without infection
  • Wood splinter in dorsum of hand
  • Wood splinter in finger
  • Wood splinter in hand
  • Wood splinter in hand
  • Wood splinter under fingernail

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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