ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 913.6

Foreign body forearm

Diagnosis Code 913.6

ICD-9: 913.6
Short Description: Foreign body forearm
Long Description: Superficial foreign body (splinter) of elbow, forearm, and wrist, without major open wound and without mention of infection
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 913.6

Code Classification
  • Injury and poisoning (800–999)
    • Superficial injury (910-919)
      • 913 Superficial injury of elbow, forearm, and wrist

Information for Medical Professionals

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Synonyms
  • Foreign body in forearm
  • Foreign body of skin of elbow
  • Foreign body of skin of forearm
  • Foreign body of skin of wrist
  • Glass in elbow
  • Glass in forearm
  • Glass in upper limb
  • Glass in wrist
  • Splinter in arm
  • Splinter of elbow, without major open wound
  • Splinter of forearm, without major open wound
  • Splinter of wrist, without major open wound
  • Superficial foreign body in elbow
  • Superficial foreign body in forearm
  • Superficial foreign body in wrist
  • Superficial foreign body of elbow without major open wound AND without infection
  • Superficial foreign body of forearm without major open wound AND without infection
  • Superficial foreign body of wrist without major open wound AND without infection
  • Wood splinter in elbow
  • Wood splinter in forearm
  • Wood splinter in wrist

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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