ICD-9 Code 911.8

Other and unspecified superficial injury of trunk, without mention of infection

Not Valid for Submission

911.8 is a legacy non-billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other and unspecified superficial injury of trunk, without mention of infection. This code was replaced on September 30, 2015 by its ICD-10 equivalent.

ICD-9: 911.8
Short Description:Superfic inj trunk NEC
Long Description:Other and unspecified superficial injury of trunk, without mention of infection

Convert 911.8 to ICD-10

The following crosswalk between ICD-9 to ICD-10 is based based on the General Equivalence Mappings (GEMS) information:

  • S20.109A - Unsp superficial injuries of breast, unsp breast, init
  • S20.90XA - Unsp superficial injury of unsp parts of thorax, init encntr
  • S30.91XA - Unsp superficial injury of lower back and pelvis, init
  • S30.92XA - Unsp superficial injury of abdominal wall, init encntr
  • S30.96XA - Unsp superfic inj unsp external genital organs, male, init
  • S30.97XA - Unsp superfic inj unsp external genital organs, female, init
  • S30.98XA - Unspecified superficial injury of anus, initial encounter

Code Classification

  • Injury and poisoning (800–999)
    • Superficial injury (910-919)
      • 911 Superficial injury of trunk

Information for Medical Professionals

Synonyms

  • Multiple superficial injuries of abdomen, lower back and pelvis
  • Multiple superficial injuries of thorax
  • Scratch of abdomen
  • Scratch of back
  • Scratch of breast
  • Scratch of buttock
  • Scratch of chest
  • Scratch of female perineum
  • Scratch of genitalia
  • Scratch of groin
  • Scratch of pelvic region
  • Scratch of perineum
  • Scratch of trunk
  • Superficial injury of abdominal wall
  • Superficial injury of abdominal wall without infection
  • Superficial injury of anus
  • Superficial injury of anus without infection
  • Superficial injury of back
  • Superficial injury of back without infection
  • Superficial injury of breast
  • Superficial injury of breast without infection
  • Superficial injury of buttock
  • Superficial injury of buttock without infection
  • Superficial injury of chest
  • Superficial injury of chest wall without infection
  • Superficial injury of flank without infection
  • Superficial injury of genitalia
  • Superficial injury of groin
  • Superficial injury of groin without infection
  • Superficial injury of interscapular region without infection
  • Superficial injury of penis without infection
  • Superficial injury of perineum
  • Superficial injury of perineum without infection
  • Superficial injury of scrotum and testis
  • Superficial injury of scrotum without infection
  • Superficial injury of testis without infection
  • Superficial injury of trunk
  • Superficial injury of trunk without infection
  • Superficial injury of vagina without infection
  • Superficial injury of vulva without infection
  • Superficial laceration of chest wall

Index to Diseases and Injuries

References found for the code 911.8 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:


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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ICD-9 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
The ICD-9 and ICD-10 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.

  • Approximate Flag - The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
  • No Map Flag - The no map flag indicates that a code in the source system is not linked to any code in the target system.
  • Combination Flag - The combination flag indicates that more than one code in the target system is required to satisfy the full equivalent meaning of a code in the source system.

Index of Diseases and Injuries Definitions

  • And - The word "and" should be interpreted to mean either "and" or "or" when it appears in a title.
  • Code also note - A "code also" note instructs that two codes may be required to fully describe a condition, but this note does not provide sequencing direction.
  • Code first - Certain conditions have both an underlying etiology and multiple body system manifestations due to the underlying etiology. For such conditions, the ICD-10-CM has a coding convention that requires the underlying condition be sequenced first followed by the manifestation. Wherever such a combination exists, there is a "use additional code" note at the etiology code, and a "code first" note at the manifestation code. These instructional notes indicate the proper sequencing order of the codes, etiology followed by manifestation.
  • Type 1 Excludes Notes - A type 1 Excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • Type 2 Excludes Notes - A type 2 Excludes note represents "Not included here". An excludes2 note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition represented by the code, but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When an Excludes2 note appears under a code, it is acceptable to use both the code and the excluded code together, when appropriate.
  • Includes Notes - This note appears immediately under a three character code title to further define, or give examples of, the content of the category.
  • 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.
  • NEC "Not elsewhere classifiable" - This abbreviation in the Alphabetic Index represents "other specified". When a specific code is not available for a condition, the Alphabetic Index directs the coder to the "other specified” code in the Tabular List.
  • NOS "Not otherwise specified" - This abbreviation is the equivalent of unspecified.
  • See - The "see" instruction following a main term in the Alphabetic Index indicates that another term should be referenced. It is necessary to go to the main term referenced with the "see" note to locate the correct code.
  • See Also - A "see also" instruction following a main term in the Alphabetic Index instructs that there is another main term that may also be referenced that may provide additional Alphabetic Index entries that may be useful. It is not necessary to follow the "see also" note when the original main term provides the necessary code.
  • 7th Characters - Certain ICD-10-CM categories have applicable 7th characters. The applicable 7th character is required for all codes within the category, or as the notes in the Tabular List instruct. The 7th character must always be the 7th character in the data field. If a code that requires a 7th character is not 6 characters, a placeholder X must be used to fill in the empty characters.
  • With - The word "with" should be interpreted to mean "associated with" or "due to" when it appears in a code title, the Alphabetic Index, or an instructional note in the Tabular List. The word "with" in the Alphabetic Index is sequenced immediately following the main term, not in alphabetical order.