ICD-10 Diagnosis Code S60.819

Abrasion of unspecified wrist

Diagnosis Code S60.819

ICD-10: S60.819
Short Description: Abrasion of unspecified wrist
Long Description: Abrasion of unspecified wrist
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code S60.819

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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

  • Abrasion and/or friction burn of upper limb without infection
  • Abrasion and/or friction burn of wrist with infection
  • Abrasion and/or friction burn of wrist without infection
  • Abrasion of wrist
  • Abrasion of wrist
  • Abrasion of wrist
  • Abrasion of wrist, infected
  • Abrasion wrist, dorsum
  • Abrasion wrist, volar
  • Scratch of wrist

Information for Patients

Wounds and Injuries

Also called: Traumatic injuries

An injury is damage to your body. It is a general term that refers to harm caused by accidents, falls, hits, weapons, and more. In the U.S., millions of people injure themselves every year. These injuries range from minor to life-threatening. Injuries can happen at work or play, indoors or outdoors, driving a car, or walking across the street.

Wounds are injuries that break the skin or other body tissues. They include cuts, scrapes, scratches, and punctured skin. They often happen because of an accident, but surgery, sutures, and stitches also cause wounds. Minor wounds usually aren't serious, but it is important to clean them. Serious and infected wounds may require first aid followed by a visit to your doctor. You should also seek attention if the wound is deep, you cannot close it yourself, you cannot stop the bleeding or get the dirt out, or it does not heal.

Other common types of injuries include

  • Animal bites
  • Bruises
  • Burns
  • Dislocations
  • Electrical injuries
  • Fractures
  • Sprains and strains

  • Bleeding (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Crush injury (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Cuts and puncture wounds (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Electrical injury (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Gunshot wounds -- aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • How wounds heal (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Laceration - sutures or staples - at home (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Lacerations - liquid bandage (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Surgical wound care (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Surgical wound infection - treatment (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Wet to dry dressing changes (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Wound care centers (Medical Encyclopedia)

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