ICD-10 Diagnosis Code W45.0

Nail entering through skin

Diagnosis Code W45.0

ICD-10: W45.0
Short Description: Nail entering through skin
Long Description: Nail entering through skin
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code W45.0

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The code W45.0 is a "header" and not valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • External causes of morbidity and mortality (V01–Y98)
    • Exposure to inanimate mechanical forces (W20-W49)
      • Foreign body or object entering through skin (W45)

Information for Medical Professionals

Index of External Cause of Injuries
References found for the code W45.0 in the External Cause of Injuries Index:

    • Contact(accidental)
      • with
        • nail
    • Foreign body
      • entering through skin
        • nail
    • Nail
      • contact with
    • Nail
      • embedded in skin

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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