Diagnosis Code Y37.44
Information for Medical Professionals
References found for the code Y37.44 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:
- Type 1 Excludes Notes: Type 1 Excludes Notes
A type 1 Excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means “NOT CODED HERE!” An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
- military operations involving combat using blunt or piercing object (Y37.45-)
- military operations involving intentional restriction of air and airway (Y37.46-)
- military operations involving unintentional restriction of air and airway (Y37.47-)
Information for Patients
Veterans and Military Health
Military service members and veterans face some different health issues than civilians. During combat, the main health concerns are life-threatening injuries. These include
- Shrapnel and gunshot wounds
- Lost limbs
- Head and brain injuries
There may also be a risk of health problems from exposure to environmental hazards, such as contaminated water, chemicals, and infections.
Being in combat and being separated from your family can be stressful. The stress can put service members and veterans at risk for mental health problems. These include anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and substance abuse. Suicide can also be a concern.