ICD-10 Diagnosis Code T23.399

Burn of 3rd deg mu sites of unsp wrist and hand

Diagnosis Code T23.399

ICD-10: T23.399
Short Description: Burn of 3rd deg mu sites of unsp wrist and hand
Long Description: Burn of third degree of multiple sites of unspecified wrist and hand
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code T23.399

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Code Classification
  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Burns and corrosions (T20-T32)
      • Burn and corrosion of wrist and hand (T23)

Information for Medical Professionals

Synonyms
  • Burn of multiple sites of hand
  • Burn of multiple sites of wrist
  • Deep full thickness burn of multiple sites of the wrist or hand with loss of body part
  • Deep full thickness burn of multiple sites of the wrist or hand without loss of body part
  • Deep full thickness burn of the wrist and hand with loss of body part
  • Deep full thickness burn of the wrist and hand without loss of body part
  • Deep third degree burn of multiple sites of upper limb
  • Deep third degree burn of wrist AND/OR hand
  • Deep third degree burn of wrist AND/OR hand with loss of body part
  • Full thickness burn of multiple sites of hand
  • Full thickness burn of multiple sites of wrist
  • Full thickness burn of multiple sites of wrist or hand
  • Full thickness burn of wrist and hand
  • Third degree burn of multiple sites of upper limb
  • Third degree burn of multiple sites of upper limb
  • Third degree burn of wrist
  • Third degree burn of wrist AND/OR hand

Information for Patients


Burns

A burn is damage to your body's tissues caused by heat, chemicals, electricity, sunlight, or radiation. Scalds from hot liquids and steam, building fires and flammable liquids and gases are the most common causes of burns. Another kind is an inhalation injury, caused by breathing smoke.

There are three types of burns:

  • First-degree burns damage only the outer layer of skin
  • Second-degree burns damage the outer layer and the layer underneath
  • Third-degree burns damage or destroy the deepest layer of skin and tissues underneath

Burns can cause swelling, blistering, scarring and, in serious cases, shock, and even death. They also can lead to infections because they damage your skin's protective barrier. Treatment for burns depends on the cause of the burn, how deep it is, and how much of the body it covers. Antibiotic creams can prevent or treat infections. For more serious burns, treatment may be needed to clean the wound, replace the skin, and make sure the patient has enough fluids and nutrition.

NIH: National Institute of General Medical Sciences

  • Burns (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Chemical burn or reaction (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Minor burns - aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Skin graft (Medical Encyclopedia)


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