ICD-10 Diagnosis Code T23.0

Burn of unspecified degree of wrist and hand

Diagnosis Code T23.0

ICD-10: T23.0
Short Description: Burn of unspecified degree of wrist and hand
Long Description: Burn of unspecified degree of wrist and hand
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code T23.0

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Code Classification
  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Burns and corrosions (T20-T32)
      • Burn and corrosion of wrist and hand (T23)

Information for Medical Professionals

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code T23.0 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    Information for Patients


    A burn is damage to your body's tissues caused by heat, chemicals, electricity, sunlight, or radiation. Scalds from hot liquids and steam, building fires and flammable liquids and gases are the most common causes of burns. Another kind is an inhalation injury, caused by breathing smoke.

    There are three types of burns:

    • First-degree burns damage only the outer layer of skin
    • Second-degree burns damage the outer layer and the layer underneath
    • Third-degree burns damage or destroy the deepest layer of skin and tissues underneath

    Burns can cause swelling, blistering, scarring and, in serious cases, shock and even death. They also can lead to infections because they damage your skin's protective barrier. Treatment for burns depends on the cause of the burn, how deep it is, and how much of the body it covers. Antibiotic creams can prevent or treat infections. For more serious burns, treatment may be needed to clean the wound, replace the skin, and make sure the patient has enough fluids and nutrition.

    NIH: National Institute of General Medical Sciences

    • Burns
    • Chemical burn or reaction
    • Minor burns - aftercare
    • Skin graft

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