ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 873.73

Broken tooth-complicated

Diagnosis Code 873.73

ICD-9: 873.73
Short Description: Broken tooth-complicated
Long Description: Open wound of tooth (broken) (fractured) (due to trauma), complicated
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 873.73

Code Classification
  • Injury and poisoning
    • Open wound of head, neck, and trunk (870-879)
      • 873 Other open wound of head

Information for Medical Professionals

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients

Tooth Disorders

Your teeth are made of a hard, bonelike material. Inside the tooth are nerves and blood vessels. You need your teeth for many activities you may take for granted. These include eating, speaking and even smiling. But tooth disorders are nothing to smile about. They include problems such as cavities (also known as tooth decay), infections, and injuries.

The most familiar symptom of a tooth problem is a toothache. Others include worn-down or loose teeth. It's important that you see a dentist if you have any problems with your teeth. Fortunately, you can prevent many tooth disorders by taking care of your teeth and keeping them clean.

  • Amelogenesis imperfecta
  • Broken or knocked out tooth
  • Bruxism
  • Dental crowns
  • Dental plaque identification at home
  • Dental x-rays
  • Dry socket
  • Impacted tooth
  • Root canal
  • Tooth - abnormal colors
  • Tooth - abnormal shape
  • Tooth abscess
  • Tooth extraction
  • Tooth formation - delayed or absent
  • Toothaches

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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

  • Bruises
  • Burns
  • Dislocations
  • Fractures
  • Sprains and strains

  • Amputation - traumatic
  • Animal bites -- self-care
  • Bleeding
  • Closed suction drain with bulb
  • Crush injury
  • Cuts and puncture wounds
  • Electrical injury
  • Gunshot wounds -- aftercare
  • Hemovac drain
  • How wounds heal
  • Human bites -- self-care
  • Laceration - sutures or staples - at home
  • Lacerations - liquid bandage
  • Nail injuries
  • Skin flaps and grafts -- self-care
  • Sterile technique
  • Sternal exploration or closure
  • Surgical wound care
  • Surgical wound care -- closed
  • Surgical wound infection - treatment
  • Wet to dry dressing changes
  • Wound care centers

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