ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 875.0

Open wound of chest

Diagnosis Code 875.0

ICD-9: 875.0
Short Description: Open wound of chest
Long Description: Open wound of chest (wall), without mention of complication
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 875.0

Code Classification
  • Injury and poisoning
    • Open wound of head, neck, and trunk (870-879)
      • 875 Open wound of chest (wall)

Information for Medical Professionals

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 875.0 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Wound, open (by cutting or piercing instrument) (by firearms) (cut) (dissection) (incised) (laceration) (penetration) (perforating) (puncture) (with initial hemorrhage, not internal) 879.8
      • chest (wall) (external) 875.0
        • complicated 875.1
      • costal region 875.0
        • complicated 875.1
      • midthoracic region 875.0
        • complicated 875.1
      • sternal region 875.0
        • complicated 875.1
      • thorax, thoracic (external) 875.0
        • complicated 875.1

Information for Patients

Chest Injuries and Disorders

The chest is the part of the body between your neck and your abdomen. It includes the ribs and breastbone. Inside your chest are several organs, including the heart, lungs, and esophagus. The pleura, a large thin sheet of tissue, lines the inside of the chest cavity.

Chest injuries and disorders include

  • Heart diseases
  • Lung diseases and collapsed lung
  • Pleural disorders
  • Esophagus disorders
  • Broken ribs
  • Thoracic aortic aneurysms
  • Disorders of the mediastinum, the space between the lungs, breastbone, and spine

  • Chest tube insertion
  • Collapsed lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Costochondritis
  • Hemothorax
  • Mediastinal tumor
  • Mediastinitis
  • Pectus carinatum
  • Pectus excavatum
  • Pectus excavatum - discharge
  • Pectus excavatum repair
  • Pneumomediastinum
  • Pneumothorax - infants
  • Rib fracture - aftercare

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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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