ICD-10 Diagnosis Code S88.912

Complete traumatic amputation of left lower leg, level unsp

Diagnosis Code S88.912

ICD-10: S88.912
Short Description: Complete traumatic amputation of left lower leg, level unsp
Long Description: Complete traumatic amputation of left lower leg, level unspecified
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code S88.912

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Code Classification
  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the knee and lower leg (S80-S89)
      • Traumatic amputation of lower leg (S88)

Information for Medical Professionals

Synonyms
  • Bilateral traumatic amputation of legs at any level with complication
  • Bilateral traumatic amputation of legs at any level without complication
  • Bilateral traumatic amputation of lower limbs
  • Bilateral traumatic amputation of lower limbs
  • Bilateral traumatic amputation of lower limbs
  • Traumatic bilateral amputation of leg with complication

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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