ICD-10 Diagnosis Code S90.559

Superficial foreign body, unspecified ankle

Diagnosis Code S90.559

ICD-10: S90.559
Short Description: Superficial foreign body, unspecified ankle
Long Description: Superficial foreign body, unspecified ankle
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code S90.559

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Code Classification
  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the ankle and foot (S90-S99)
      • Superficial injury of ankle, foot and toes (S90)

Information for Medical Professionals

Synonyms
  • Foreign body of skin of ankle
  • Splinter of ankle, without major open wound
  • Splinter of ankle, without major open wound
  • Splinter of ankle, without major open wound, infected
  • Splinter of lower limb, without major open wound, infected
  • Superficial foreign body in ankle
  • Superficial foreign body of ankle without major open wound AND without infection
  • Superficial foreign body of ankle without major open wound but with infection
  • Superficial foreign body of lower limb without infection and without major open wound
  • Superficial injury of ankle
  • Superficial injury of ankle
  • Superficial injury of ankle
  • Superficial injury of ankle with infection
  • Superficial injury of ankle without infection

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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