ICD-10 Diagnosis Code W45.0XXS

Nail entering through skin, sequela

Diagnosis Code W45.0XXS

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

Valid for Submission
The code W45.0XXS is 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

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The code W45.0XXS is exempt from POA reporting.

  • Accident caused by nail
  • Accident caused by sharp pointed object
  • Metal nail puncture wound of skin
  • Metal nail wound
  • Metal nail wound of great toe
  • Metal nail wound of thumb
  • Metal nail wound of toe
  • Nail wound of ankle
  • Nail wound of axilla
  • Nail wound of buttock
  • Nail wound of calf
  • Nail wound of dorsum of hand
  • Nail wound of elbow
  • Nail wound of foot
  • Nail wound of forearm
  • Nail wound of hand
  • Nail wound of head
  • Nail wound of head and neck
  • Nail wound of head and neck
  • Nail wound of head and neck
  • Nail wound of heel
  • Nail wound of hip
  • Nail wound of knee
  • Nail wound of lower leg
  • Nail wound of neck
  • Nail wound of palm of hand
  • Nail wound of shin
  • Nail wound of shoulder
  • Nail wound of sole of foot
  • Nail wound of thigh
  • Nail wound of trunk
  • Nail wound of upper arm
  • Nail wound of wrist
  • Wound caused by nail device

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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