ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 913.7

Foreign body forearm-inf

Diagnosis Code 913.7

ICD-9: 913.7
Short Description: Foreign body forearm-inf
Long Description: Superficial foreign body (splinter) of elbow, forearm, and wrist, without major open wound, infected
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 913.7

Code Classification
  • Injury and poisoning (800–999)
    • Superficial injury (910-919)
      • 913 Superficial injury of elbow, forearm, and wrist

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
  • Eye - foreign object in
  • Foreign body in the nose
  • Foreign object - inhaled or swallowed
  • Splinter removal

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