ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 922.9

Contusion trunk NOS

Diagnosis Code 922.9

ICD-9: 922.9
Short Description: Contusion trunk NOS
Long Description: Contusion of unspecified part of trunk
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 922.9

Code Classification
  • Injury and poisoning
    • Contusion with intact skin surface (920-924)
      • 922 Contusion of trunk

Information for Medical Professionals

Information for Patients


Also called: Contusion, Ecchymoses

A bruise is a mark on your skin caused by blood trapped under the surface. It happens when an injury crushes small blood vessels but does not break the skin. Those vessels break open and leak blood under the skin.

Bruises are often painful and swollen. You can get skin, muscle and bone bruises. Bone bruises are the most serious.

It can take months for a bruise to fade, but most last about two weeks. They start off a reddish color, and then turn bluish-purple and greenish-yellow before returning to normal. To reduce bruising, ice the injured area and elevate it above your heart. See your healthcare provider if you seem to bruise for no reason, or if the bruise appears to be infected.

  • Bleeding into the skin
  • Bruise

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