ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 912.6

Foreign body shouldr/arm

Diagnosis Code 912.6

ICD-9: 912.6
Short Description: Foreign body shouldr/arm
Long Description: Superficial foreign body (splinter) of shoulder and upper arm, without major open wound and without mention of infection
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 912.6

Code Classification
  • Injury and poisoning (800–999)
    • Superficial injury (910-919)
      • 912 Superficial injury of shoulder and upper arm

Information for Medical Professionals

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Synonyms
  • Foreign body in arm
  • Foreign body of skin of axilla
  • Foreign body of skin of shoulder
  • Foreign body of skin of upper arm
  • Foreign body of skin of upper limb
  • Glass in axilla
  • Glass in shoulder
  • Glass in upper arm
  • Splinter of axilla, without major open wound
  • Splinter of scapular region, without major open wound
  • Splinter of shoulder, without major open wound
  • Splinter of upper arm, without major open wound
  • Superficial foreign body in shoulder
  • Superficial foreign body in upper arm
  • Superficial foreign body of axilla without major open wound AND without infection
  • Superficial foreign body of scapular region without major open wound AND without infection
  • Superficial foreign body of shoulder without major open wound AND without infection
  • Superficial foreign body of upper arm without major open wound AND without infection
  • Wood splinter in axilla
  • Wood splinter in shoulder
  • Wood splinter in upper arm
  • Wood splinter in upper limb

Information for Patients


Foreign Bodies

If you've ever gotten a splinter or had sand in your eye, you've had experience with a foreign body. A foreign body is something that is stuck inside you but isn't supposed to be there. You may inhale or swallow a foreign body, or you may get one from an injury to almost any part of your body. Foreign bodies are more common in small children, who sometimes stick things in their mouths, ears, and noses.

Some foreign bodies, like a small splinter, do not cause serious harm. Inhaled or swallowed foreign bodies may cause choking or bowel obstruction and may require medical care.

  • Bezoar
  • Eye - foreign object in
  • Foreign body in the nose
  • Foreign object - inhaled or swallowed
  • Splinter removal


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