ICD-10-CM Code S60.851

Superficial foreign body of right wrist

Version 2021 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

S60.851 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of superficial foreign body of right wrist. The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code S60.851 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like superficial foreign body in wrist or superficial foreign body of right wrist.

ICD-10:S60.851
Short Description:Superficial foreign body of right wrist
Long Description:Superficial foreign body of right wrist

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Superficial foreign body in wrist
  • Superficial foreign body of right wrist

Code Classification

  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the wrist, hand and fingers (S60-S69)
      • Superficial injury of wrist, hand and fingers (S60)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021

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 (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Eye - foreign object in (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Foreign body in the nose (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Foreign object - inhaled or swallowed (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Splinter removal (Medical Encyclopedia)

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