ICD-10 Diagnosis Code S60.359

Superficial foreign body of unspecified thumb

Diagnosis Code S60.359

ICD-10: S60.359
Short Description: Superficial foreign body of unspecified thumb
Long Description: Superficial foreign body of unspecified thumb
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code S60.359

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Code Classification
  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the wrist, hand and fingers (S60-S69)
      • Superficial injury of wrist, hand and fingers (S60)

Information for Medical Professionals

  • Foreign body in thumb
  • Foreign body of skin of thumb
  • Splinter in hand
  • Splinter in skin
  • Wood splinter in hand
  • Wood splinter in thumb
  • Wood splinter under thumbnail

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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