Diagnosis Code Y36.23
Information for Medical Professionals
References found for the code Y36.23 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:
- Inclusion Terms: Inclusion terms
List of terms is included under some codes. These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
- War operations involving explosion of person-borne improvised explosive device [IED]
- War operations involving explosion of vehicle-borne improvised explosive device [IED]
- War operations involving explosion of roadside improvised explosive device [IED]
Index of External Cause of Injuries
References found for the code Y36.23 in the External Cause of Injuries Index:
- War operations(injuries to military personnel and civilians during war, civil insurrection and peacekeeping missions) (by) (from) (involving)
- explosion (of)
- improvised explosive device [IED] (person-borne) (roadside) (vehicle-borne)
Information for Patients
Veterans and Military Health
Military service members and veterans have made sacrifices to our country, and they face different health issues than civilians. During their service, they are at risk for various injuries. These injuries can happen during combat, while others involve physical stress to the body. Sometimes the injuries are life-threatening or serious enough to cause disability. Others may not be as serious, but can be painful and affect daily life. Specific types of injuries include
- Shrapnel and gunshot wounds
- Lost limbs
- Head and brain injuries
- Tinnitus and hearing loss, typically from exposure to noise
- Sprains and strains
- Limited range of motion, especially in ankles and knees
There may also be a risk of health problems from exposure to environmental hazards, such as contaminated water, chemicals, infections, and burn pits.
Being in combat and being separated from your family can be stressful. The stress can put service members and veterans at risk for mental health problems. These include anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and substance abuse. Suicide can also be a concern.