ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 945.00

Burn NOS leg-unspec

Diagnosis Code 945.00

ICD-9: 945.00
Short Description: Burn NOS leg-unspec
Long Description: Burn of unspecified degree of lower limb [leg], unspecified site
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 945.00

Code Classification
  • Injury and poisoning
    • Burns (940-949)
      • 945 Burn of lower limb(s)

Information for Medical Professionals

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 945.00 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Burn (acid) (cathode ray) (caustic) (chemical) (electric heating appliance) (electricity) (fire) (flame) (hot liquid or object) (irradiation) (lime) (radiation) (steam) (thermal) (x-ray) 949.0
      • leg 945.00
        • first degree 945.10
        • second degree 945.20
        • third degree 945.30
          • deep 945.40
            • with loss of body part 945.50
        • lower 945.04
          • with other part(s) of lower limb(s) - see Burn, leg, multiple sites
          • first degree 945.14
          • second degree 945.24
          • third degree 945.34
            • deep 945.44
              • with loss of body part 945.54
        • multiple sites 945.09
          • first degree 945.19
          • second degree 945.29
          • third degree 945.39
            • deep 945.49
              • with loss of body part 945.59
        • upper - see Burn, thigh

Information for Patients


A burn is damage to your body's tissues caused by heat, chemicals, electricity, sunlight or radiation. Scalds from hot liquids and steam, building fires and flammable liquids and gases are the most common causes of burns. Another kind is an inhalation injury, caused by breathing smoke.

There are three types of burns:

  • First-degree burns damage only the outer layer of skin
  • Second-degree burns damage the outer layer and the layer underneath
  • Third-degree burns damage or destroy the deepest layer of skin and tissues underneath

Burns can cause swelling, blistering, scarring and, in serious cases, shock and even death. They also can lead to infections because they damage your skin's protective barrier. Treatment for burns depends on the cause of the burn, how deep it is, and how much of the body it covers. Antibiotic creams can prevent or treat infections. For more serious burns, treatment may be needed to clean the wound, replace the skin, and make sure the patient has enough fluids and nutrition.

NIH: National Institute of General Medical Sciences

  • Burns
  • Chemical burn or reaction
  • Minor burns - aftercare
  • Skin graft

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Leg Injuries and Disorders

Your legs are made up of bones, blood vessels, muscles, and other connective tissue. They are important for motion and standing. Playing sports, running, falling, or having an accident can damage your legs. Common leg injuries include sprains and strains, joint dislocations, and fractures.

These injuries can affect the entire leg, or just the foot, ankle, knee, or hip. Certain diseases also lead to leg problems. For example, knee osteoarthritis, common in older people, can cause pain and limited motion. Problems in your veins in your legs can lead to varicose veins or deep vein thrombosis.

  • Blount's disease
  • Bowlegs
  • Common peroneal nerve dysfunction
  • Femoral nerve dysfunction
  • Femur fracture repair - discharge
  • Foot, leg, and ankle swelling
  • Iliotibial band syndrome -- aftercare
  • Ischemic ulcers -- self-care
  • Knock knees
  • Leg CT scan
  • Leg lengthening and shortening
  • Leg or foot amputation
  • Leg pain
  • Shin splints - self-care
  • Skeletal limb abnormalities
  • Tibial nerve dysfunction
  • Venous insufficiency
  • Venous ulcers -- self-care

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