ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 917.6

Foreign body foot & toe

Diagnosis Code 917.6

ICD-9: 917.6
Short Description: Foreign body foot & toe
Long Description: Superficial foreign body (splinter) of foot and toe(s), without major open wound and without mention of infection
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 917.6

Code Classification
  • Injury and poisoning
    • Superficial injury (910-919)
      • 917 Superficial injury of foot and toe(s)

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Foreign body in heel
  • Foreign body of skin of dorsum of foot
  • Foreign body of skin of great toe
  • Foreign body of skin of heel
  • Foreign body of skin of sole of foot
  • Foreign body of skin of toe
  • Glass in dorsum of foot
  • Glass in foot
  • Glass in great toe
  • Glass in heel
  • Glass in sole of foot
  • Glass in toe
  • Splinter in foot
  • Splinter of foot, without major open wound
  • Splinter of toe, without major open wound
  • Superficial foreign body in foot
  • Superficial foreign body in toe
  • Superficial foreign body of foot without major open wound AND without infection
  • Superficial foreign body of toe without major open wound AND without infection
  • Wood splinter in dorsum of foot
  • Wood splinter in foot
  • Wood splinter in great toe
  • Wood splinter in heel
  • Wood splinter in sole of foot
  • Wood splinter in toe
  • Wood splinter under toenail

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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