ICD-10 Diagnosis Code S50.359D

Superficial foreign body of unspecified elbow, subs encntr

Diagnosis Code S50.359D

ICD-10: S50.359D
Short Description: Superficial foreign body of unspecified elbow, subs encntr
Long Description: Superficial foreign body of unspecified elbow, subsequent encounter
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code S50.359D

Valid for Submission
The code S50.359D is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the elbow and forearm (S50-S59)
      • Superficial injury of elbow and forearm (S50)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code S50.359D is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)


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The code S50.359D is exempt from POA reporting.

  • Foreign body of skin of elbow
  • Splinter of elbow, without major open wound
  • Splinter of elbow, without major open wound, infected
  • Superficial foreign body in elbow
  • Superficial foreign body of elbow without major open wound AND without infection
  • Superficial foreign body of elbow without major open wound but infection
  • Superficial injury of elbow
  • Superficial injury of elbow without infection
  • Wood splinter in elbow

Information for Patients

Insect Bites and Stings

Also called: Bug bites

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To prevent insect bites and their complications

  • Don't bother insects
  • Use insect repellant
  • Wear protective clothing
  • Be careful when you eat outside because food attracts insects
  • If you know you have severe allergic reactions to insect bites and stings (such as anaphylaxis), carry an emergency epinephrine kit

  • Anaphylaxis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Bee poison (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Fire ants (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Fleas (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Insect bites and stings (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Wasp sting (Medical Encyclopedia)

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