ICD-10 Diagnosis Code S81.839

Puncture wound without foreign body, unspecified lower leg

Diagnosis Code S81.839

ICD-10: S81.839
Short Description: Puncture wound without foreign body, unspecified lower leg
Long Description: Puncture wound without foreign body, unspecified lower leg
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code S81.839

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The code S81.839 is a "header" and not valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the knee and lower leg (S80-S89)
      • Open wound of knee and lower leg (S81)

Information for Medical Professionals

Synonyms
  • Nail wound of calf
  • Nail wound of lower leg
  • Nail wound of shin
  • Needle stick injury of calf
  • Needle stick injury of lower leg
  • Needle stick injury of shin
  • Pellet wound of calf
  • Pellet wound of lower leg
  • Pellet wound of lower leg
  • Pellet wound of shin
  • Puncture wound of calf
  • Puncture wound of calf
  • Puncture wound of lower leg
  • Puncture wound of lower leg
  • Puncture wound of lower leg
  • Puncture wound of lower leg
  • Puncture wound of shin
  • Puncture wound of shin
  • Stab wound of calf
  • Stab wound of lower leg
  • Stab wound of shin

Information for Patients


Wounds and Injuries

Also called: Traumatic injuries

An injury is damage to your body. It is a general term that refers to harm caused by accidents, falls, hits, weapons, and more. In the U.S., millions of people injure themselves every year. These injuries range from minor to life-threatening. Injuries can happen at work or play, indoors or outdoors, driving a car, or walking across the street.

Wounds are injuries that break the skin or other body tissues. They include cuts, scrapes, scratches, and punctured skin. They often happen because of an accident, but surgery, sutures, and stitches also cause wounds. Minor wounds usually aren't serious, but it is important to clean them. Serious and infected wounds may require first aid followed by a visit to your doctor. You should also seek attention if the wound is deep, you cannot close it yourself, you cannot stop the bleeding or get the dirt out, or it does not heal.

Other common types of injuries include

  • Animal bites
  • Bruises
  • Burns
  • Dislocations
  • Electrical injuries
  • Fractures
  • Sprains and strains

  • Bleeding (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Crush injury (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Cuts and puncture wounds (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Electrical injury (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Gunshot wounds -- aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • How wounds heal (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Laceration - sutures or staples - at home (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Lacerations - liquid bandage (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Surgical wound care (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Surgical wound infection - treatment (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Wet to dry dressing changes (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Wound care centers (Medical Encyclopedia)


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