ICD-10 Diagnosis Code X99.8XXA

Assault by other sharp object, initial encounter

Diagnosis Code X99.8XXA

ICD-10: X99.8XXA
Short Description: Assault by other sharp object, initial encounter
Long Description: Assault by other sharp object, initial encounter
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code X99.8XXA

Valid for Submission
The code X99.8XXA is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • External causes of morbidity and mortality (V01–Y98)
    • Overexertion and strenuous or repetitive movements (X50)
      • Assault by sharp object (X99)

Information for Medical Professionals

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Synonyms
  • Assault by cutting
  • Assault by cutting
  • Assault by cutting with axe
  • Assault by puncture wound
  • Assault by puncture wound
  • Assault by stabbing
  • Assault by stabbing
  • Assault by stabbing with chisel
  • Assault by stabbing with screwdriver
  • Assault with razor
  • Assault with stiletto
  • Assault with used injection needle

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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