ICD-10-CM Code S70.359

Superficial foreign body, unspecified thigh

Version 2021 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

S70.359 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, unspecified thigh. The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code S70.359 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like foreign body in thigh, foreign body of skin of thigh, splinter of lower limb, without major open wound, infected, splinter of thigh, without major open wound, splinter of thigh, without major open wound, splinter of thigh, without major open wound, infected, etc

ICD-10:S70.359
Short Description:Superficial foreign body, unspecified thigh
Long Description:Superficial foreign body, unspecified thigh

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:

  • Foreign body in thigh
  • Foreign body of skin of thigh
  • Splinter of lower limb, without major open wound, infected
  • Splinter of thigh, without major open wound
  • Splinter of thigh, without major open wound
  • Splinter of thigh, without major open wound, infected
  • Superficial foreign body in thigh
  • Superficial foreign body of lower limb without infection and without major open wound
  • Superficial foreign body of thigh without major open wound AND without infection
  • Superficial foreign body of thigh without major open wound but with infection
  • Superficial injury of thigh with infection
  • Superficial injury of thigh without infection

Code Classification

  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the hip and thigh (S70-S79)
      • Superficial injury of hip and thigh (S70)

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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