ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 879.6

Open wound of trunk NEC

Diagnosis Code 879.6

ICD-9: 879.6
Short Description: Open wound of trunk NEC
Long Description: Open wound of other and unspecified parts of trunk, without mention of complication
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 879.6

Code Classification
  • Injury and poisoning (800–999)
    • Open wound of head, neck, and trunk (870-879)
      • 879 Open wound of other and unspecified sites, except limbs

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Animal bite of pelvic region
  • Animal bite of perineum
  • Animal bite wound of trunk
  • Cut of pelvic region
  • Cut of perineum
  • Cut of trunk
  • Degloving injury of abdomen
  • Degloving injury of pelvic region
  • Degloving injury of perineum
  • Degloving injury of trunk
  • Dog bite of abdomen
  • Dog bite of pelvic region
  • Dog bite of perineum
  • Dog bite of trunk
  • Fishing hook in abdomen
  • Fishing hook in trunk
  • Fourth degree perineal laceration
  • Human bite of pelvic region
  • Human bite of perineum
  • Human bite of trunk
  • Laceration of anus
  • Laceration of female perineum
  • Laceration of foreskin
  • Laceration of genitalia
  • Laceration of male perineum
  • Laceration of pelvic region
  • Laceration of perineum
  • Laceration of skin of penis
  • Laceration of trunk
  • Nail wound of buttock
  • Nail wound of trunk
  • Needle stick injury of abdomen
  • Needle stick injury of pelvic region
  • Needle stick injury of perineum
  • Needle stick injury of trunk
  • Open division anterior sacroiliac ligament
  • Open division iliolumbar ligament
  • Open division pelvic ligament
  • Open division posterior sacroiliac ligament
  • Open division sacroiliac ligament
  • Open division sacrospinous ligament
  • Open division sacrotuberous ligament
  • Open division symphysis pubis
  • Open division, sacrum ligament
  • Open wound of chest/back/buttock
  • Open wound of genital organ
  • Open wound of head, neck and trunk
  • Open wound of pelvic region
  • Open wound of pelvic region without complication
  • Open wound of perineum
  • Open wound of perineum without complication
  • Open wound of trunk
  • Open wound of trunk without complication
  • Open wounds involving thorax with abdomen, lower back and pelvis
  • Penetrating wound of perineum
  • Puncture wound of pelvic region
  • Puncture wound of perineum
  • Puncture wound of trunk
  • Stab wound of pelvic region
  • Stab wound of perineum
  • Stab wound of trunk

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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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

  • Bruises
  • Burns
  • Dislocations
  • Fractures
  • Sprains and strains

  • Amputation - traumatic
  • Animal bites -- self-care
  • Bleeding
  • Closed suction drain with bulb
  • Crush injury
  • Cuts and puncture wounds
  • Electrical injury
  • Gunshot wounds -- aftercare
  • Hemovac drain
  • How wounds heal
  • Human bites -- self-care
  • Laceration - sutures or staples - at home
  • Lacerations - liquid bandage
  • Nail injuries
  • Skin flaps and grafts -- self-care
  • Sterile technique
  • Sternal exploration or closure
  • Surgical wound care
  • Surgical wound care -- closed
  • Surgical wound infection - treatment
  • Wet to dry dressing changes
  • Wound care centers

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