ICD-10 Diagnosis Code S78.1

Traumatic amputation at level between hip and knee

Diagnosis Code S78.1

ICD-10: S78.1
Short Description: Traumatic amputation at level between hip and knee
Long Description: Traumatic amputation at level between hip and knee
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code S78.1

Code Classification
  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes
    • Injuries to the hip and thigh (S70-S79)
      • Traumatic amputation of hip and thigh (S78)

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
  • Foot amputation - discharge
  • Leg amputation - discharge
  • Leg or foot amputation
  • Leg or foot amputation - dressing change
  • Phantom limb pain

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