ICD-10 Diagnosis Code S90.859

Superficial foreign body, unspecified foot

Diagnosis Code S90.859

ICD-10: S90.859
Short Description: Superficial foreign body, unspecified foot
Long Description: Superficial foreign body, unspecified foot
This is the 2019 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code S90.859

Not Valid for Submission
The code S90.859 is a "header" and not valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the ankle and foot (S90-S99)
      • Superficial injury of ankle, foot and toes (S90)
Version 2019 Non-Billable Code

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code S90.859 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)

  • 604 - TRAUMA TO THE SKIN, SUBCUTANEOUS TISSUE AND BREAST WITH MCC
  • 604 - TRAUMA TO THE SKIN, SUBCUTANEOUS TISSUE AND BREAST WITH MCC
  • 605 - TRAUMA TO THE SKIN, SUBCUTANEOUS TISSUE AND BREAST WITHOUT MCC
  • 605 - TRAUMA TO THE SKIN, SUBCUTANEOUS TISSUE AND BREAST WITHOUT MCC
  • 949 - AFTERCARE WITH CC/MCC
  • 950 - AFTERCARE WITHOUT CC/MCC

Synonyms
  • Foreign body in heel
  • Foreign body of skin of dorsum of foot
  • Foreign body of skin of heel
  • Foreign body of skin of sole of foot
  • Splinter in foot
  • Splinter of foot and toe, without major wound, infected
  • Splinter of foot, without major open wound
  • Splinter of foot, without major open wound
  • Splinter of foot, without major open wound, infected
  • Splinter of lower limb, without major open wound, infected
  • Superficial foreign body in foot
  • Superficial foreign body of foot without major open wound AND without infection
  • Superficial foreign body of foot without major open wound but with infection
  • Superficial foreign body of lower limb without infection and without major open wound
  • Superficial injury of foot with infection
  • Superficial injury of foot without infection
  • Wood splinter in foot

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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ICD-10 Footnotes

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