ICD-10 Diagnosis Code W33.19XA

Accidental malfunction of other larger firearm, init encntr

Diagnosis Code W33.19XA

ICD-10: W33.19XA
Short Description: Accidental malfunction of other larger firearm, init encntr
Long Description: Accidental malfunction of other larger firearm, initial encounter
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code W33.19XA


Code Classification
  • External causes of morbidity and mortality
    • Exposure to inanimate mechanical forces (W20-W49)
      • Acc rifle, shotgun and larger firearm discharge and malfunct (W33)

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


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