ICD-10 Diagnosis Code W18.09XA

Striking against oth object w subsequent fall, init encntr

Diagnosis Code W18.09XA

ICD-10: W18.09XA
Short Description: Striking against oth object w subsequent fall, init encntr
Long Description: Striking against other object with subsequent fall, initial encounter
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code W18.09XA

Valid for Submission
The code W18.09XA is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • External causes of morbidity and mortality (V01–Y98)
    • Slipping, tripping, stumbling and falls (W00-W19)
      • Other slipping, tripping and stumbling and falls (W18)

Information for Medical Professionals

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Synonyms
  • Fall due to impact against baby buggy
  • Fall due to impact against pedestrian conveyance
  • Fall due to impact against pedestrian conveyance
  • Fall due to impact against pedestrian conveyance
  • Fall due to impact against supermarket shopping cart
  • Fall due to impact against wheelbarrow
  • Fall on same level from impact against object
  • Fall on same level from impact against object
  • Fall on same level from impact against object

Information for Patients


Falls

A fall can change your life. If you're elderly, it can lead to disability and a loss of independence. If your bones are fragile from osteoporosis, you could break a bone, often a hip. But aging alone doesn't make people fall. Diabetes and heart disease affect balance. So do problems with circulation, thyroid or nervous systems. Some medicines make people dizzy. Eye problems or alcohol can be factors. Any of these things can make a fall more likely. Babies and young children are also at risk of falling - off of furniture and down stairs, for example.

Falls and accidents seldom "just happen." Taking care of your health by exercising and getting regular eye exams and physicals may help reduce your chance of falling. Getting rid of tripping hazards in your home and wearing nonskid shoes may also help. To reduce the chances of breaking a bone if you do fall, make sure that you get enough calcium and vitamin D.

NIH: National Institute on Aging

  • After a fall in the hospital (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Bathroom safety - adults (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Exercises to help prevent falls (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Preventing falls (Medical Encyclopedia)


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