ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 916.6

Foreign body hip/leg

Diagnosis Code 916.6

ICD-9: 916.6
Short Description: Foreign body hip/leg
Long Description: Superficial foreign body (splinter) of hip, thigh, leg, and ankle, without major open wound and without mention of infection
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 916.6

Code Classification
  • Injury and poisoning
    • Superficial injury (910-919)
      • 916 Superficial injury of hip, thigh, leg, and ankle

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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