ICD-10 Diagnosis Code S68.119

Complete traumatic MCP amputation of unsp finger

Diagnosis Code S68.119

ICD-10: S68.119
Short Description: Complete traumatic MCP amputation of unsp finger
Long Description: Complete traumatic metacarpophalangeal amputation of unspecified finger
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code S68.119

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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)
      • Traumatic amputation of wrist, hand and fingers (S68)

Information for Medical Professionals

Synonyms
  • Knuckle injury
  • Ring avulsion injury of finger
  • Ring avulsion injury, class 3
  • Ring avulsion injury, class 4
  • Traumatic amputation of digit of hand
  • Traumatic amputation of finger
  • Traumatic amputation of finger with complication
  • Traumatic amputation of finger without complication
  • Traumatic amputation of thumb AND/OR fingers of one hand with complication
  • Traumatic amputation of thumb AND/OR fingers of one hand without complication
  • Traumatic amputation of thumb with fingers of either hand
  • Traumatic amputation of thumb with fingers of either hand with complication
  • Traumatic amputation of thumb with fingers of either hand without complication
  • Traumatic amputation, finger, multiple
  • Traumatic amputation, finger, proximal phalanx
  • Traumatic amputation, finger, through metacarpophalangeal joint

Information for Patients


Limb Loss

People can lose all or part of an arm or leg for a number of reasons. Common ones include

  • Problems with blood circulation. These may be the result of atherosclerosis or diabetes. Severe cases may result in amputation.
  • Injuries, including from traffic accidents and military combat
  • Cancer
  • Birth defects

Some amputees have phantom pain, which is the feeling of pain in the missing limb. Other physical problems include surgical complications and skin problems, if you wear an artificial limb. Many amputees use an artificial limb. Learning how to use it takes time. Physical therapy can help you adapt.

Recovery from the loss of a limb can be hard. Sadness, anger, and frustration are common. If you are having a tough time, talk to your doctor. Treatment with medicine or counseling can help.

  • Amputation - traumatic (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Foot amputation - discharge (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Leg amputation - discharge (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Leg or foot amputation (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Leg or foot amputation - dressing change (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Phantom limb pain (Medical Encyclopedia)


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