ICD-9 Code 913.8

Other and unspecified superficial injury of elbow, forearm, and wrist, without mention of infection

Not Valid for Submission

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

ICD-9: 913.8
Short Description:Superf inj forearm NEC
Long Description:Other and unspecified superficial injury of elbow, forearm, and wrist, without mention of infection

Convert 913.8 to ICD-10

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

  • S50.909A - Unsp superficial injury of unspecified elbow, init encntr
  • S50.919A - Unsp superficial injury of unspecified forearm, init encntr
  • S60.919A - Unsp superficial injury of unspecified wrist, init encntr

Code Classification

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

Information for Medical Professionals

Synonyms

  • Multiple superficial injuries of forearm
  • Multiple superficial injuries of wrist and hand
  • Scratch of elbow
  • Scratch of forearm
  • Scratch of upper limb
  • Scratch of wrist
  • Superficial injury of elbow
  • Superficial injury of elbow and/or forearm and/or wrist
  • Superficial injury of elbow without infection
  • Superficial injury of forearm
  • Superficial injury of forearm without infection
  • Superficial injury of upper arm
  • Superficial injury of wrist
  • Superficial injury of wrist without infection
  • Superficial laceration of arm
  • Superficial laceration of elbow
  • Superficial laceration of forearm
  • Superficial laceration of wrist

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.