Avulsion (traumatic)

Alphabetical Index

Use the alphabetical index for the main term avulsion (traumatic) to review the available sub terms and properly select the ICD-10 code with the highest degree of specificity. Instructional notations will guide the coder with information such as "see", "see also", "with", "without", "due to", and "code by site".

  • Avulsion (traumatic)
    • blood vessel - See: Injury, blood vessel;
    • bone - See: Fracture, by site;
    • cartilage - See Also: Dislocation, by site;
      • symphyseal (inner), complicating delivery - O71.6 Obstetric damage to pelvic joints and ligaments
    • external site other than limb - See: Wound, open, by site;
    • eye - S05.7 Avulsion of eye
    • head (intracranial)
      • external site NEC - S08.89 Traumatic amputation of other parts of head
      • scalp - S08.0 Avulsion of scalp
    • internal organ or site - See: Injury, by site;
    • joint - See Also: Dislocation, by site;
      • capsule - See: Sprain, by site;
    • kidney - S37.06 Major laceration of kidney
    • ligament - See: Sprain, by site;
    • limb - See Also: Amputation, traumatic, by site;
      • skin and subcutaneous tissue - See: Wound, open, by site;
    • muscle - See: Injury, muscle;
    • nerve (root) - See: Injury, nerve;
    • scalp - S08.0 Avulsion of scalp
    • skin and subcutaneous tissue - See: Wound, open, by site;
    • spleen - S36.032 Major laceration of spleen
    • symphyseal cartilage (inner), complicating delivery - O71.6 Obstetric damage to pelvic joints and ligaments
    • tendon - See: Injury, muscle;
    • tooth - S03.2 Dislocation of tooth

Clinical Terms

The following are some of the clinical term definitions related or applicable to avulsion (traumatic) within the ICD-10 index for Diseases and Injuries.

Blood Vessels: Any of the tubular vessels conveying the blood (arteries, arterioles, capillaries, venules, and veins).

Bone and Bones: A specialized CONNECTIVE TISSUE that is the main constituent of the SKELETON. The principal cellular component of bone is comprised of OSTEOBLASTS; OSTEOCYTES; and OSTEOCLASTS, while FIBRILLAR COLLAGENS and hydroxyapatite crystals form the BONE MATRIX.

Cartilage: A non-vascular form of connective tissue composed of CHONDROCYTES embedded in a matrix that includes CHONDROITIN SULFATE and various types of FIBRILLAR COLLAGEN. There are three major types: HYALINE CARTILAGE; FIBROCARTILAGE; and ELASTIC CARTILAGE.

Eye: The organ of sight constituting a pair of globular organs made up of a three-layered roughly spherical structure specialized for receiving and responding to light.

Joints: Also known as articulations, these are points of connection between the ends of certain separate bones, or where the borders of other bones are juxtaposed.

Kidney: Body organ that filters blood for the secretion of URINE and that regulates ion concentrations.

Ligaments: Shiny, flexible bands of fibrous tissue connecting together articular extremities of bones. They are pliant, tough, and inextensile.

Extremities: The farthest or outermost projections of the body, such as the HAND and FOOT.

Muscles: Contractile tissue that produces movement in animals.

Scalp: The outer covering of the calvaria. It is composed of several layers: SKIN; subcutaneous connective tissue; the occipitofrontal muscle which includes the tendinous galea aponeurotica; loose connective tissue; and the pericranium (the PERIOSTEUM of the SKULL).

Spleen: An encapsulated lymphatic organ through which venous blood filters.

Tendons: Fibrous bands or cords of CONNECTIVE TISSUE at the ends of SKELETAL MUSCLE FIBERS that serve to attach the MUSCLES to bones and other structures.

Tooth: One of a set of bone-like structures in the mouth used for biting and chewing.