ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 913.8

Superf inj forearm NEC

Diagnosis Code 913.8

ICD-9: 913.8
Short Description: Superf inj forearm NEC
Long Description: Other and unspecified superficial injury of elbow, forearm, and wrist, without mention of infection
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 913.8

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

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Multiple superficial injuries of forearm
  • Multiple superficial injuries of wrist and hand
  • Scratch of elbow
  • Scratch of forearm
  • Scratch of upper limb
  • Scratch of wrist
  • Superficial injury of elbow
  • Superficial injury of elbow and/or forearm and/or wrist
  • Superficial injury of elbow without infection
  • Superficial injury of forearm
  • Superficial injury of forearm without infection
  • Superficial injury of upper arm
  • Superficial injury of wrist
  • Superficial injury of wrist without infection
  • Superficial laceration of arm
  • Superficial laceration of elbow
  • Superficial laceration of forearm
  • Superficial laceration of wrist

Information for Patients

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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