ICD-10 Diagnosis Code T23.329

Burn third degree of unsp single finger (nail) except thumb

Diagnosis Code T23.329

ICD-10: T23.329
Short Description: Burn third degree of unsp single finger (nail) except thumb
Long Description: Burn of third degree of unspecified single finger (nail) except thumb
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code T23.329

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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

Synonyms
  • Deep full thickness burn of a single finger with loss of body part
  • Deep full thickness burn of a single finger without loss of body part
  • Deep third degree burn of finger, not thumb
  • Deep third degree burn of finger, not thumb with loss of body part
  • Deep third degree burn of hand with loss of body part
  • Full thickness burn of a single finger
  • Third degree burn of single finger, not thumb

Information for Patients


Burns

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 (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Chemical burn or reaction (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Minor burns - aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Skin graft (Medical Encyclopedia)


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