ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 916.8

Superfic inj hip/leg NEC

Diagnosis Code 916.8

ICD-9: 916.8
Short Description: Superfic inj hip/leg NEC
Long Description: Other and unspecified superficial injury of hip, thigh, leg, and ankle, without mention of infection
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 916.8

Code Classification
  • Injury and poisoning (800–999)
    • Superficial injury (910-919)
      • 916 Superficial injury of hip, thigh, leg, and ankle

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Metal foreign body in ankle
  • Metal foreign body in calf
  • Metal foreign body in hip
  • Metal foreign body in knee
  • Metal foreign body in lower leg
  • Metal foreign body in lower limb
  • Metal foreign body in shin
  • Metal foreign body in thigh
  • Multiple superficial injuries of ankle and foot
  • Multiple superficial injuries of hip and/or thigh
  • Multiple superficial injuries of lower leg
  • Scratch of ankle
  • Scratch of hip
  • Scratch of knee
  • Scratch of lower leg
  • Scratch of lower limb
  • Scratch of thigh
  • Superficial injury of ankle
  • Superficial injury of ankle without infection
  • Superficial injury of hip
  • Superficial injury of hip without infection
  • Superficial injury of knee
  • Superficial injury of lower extremity without infection
  • Superficial injury of lower leg
  • Superficial injury of lower leg without infection
  • Superficial injury of lower limb
  • Superficial injury of lower limb, excluding foot
  • Superficial injury of thigh
  • Superficial injury of thigh without infection
  • Superficial laceration of ankle
  • Superficial laceration of hip
  • Superficial laceration of knee
  • Superficial laceration of lower limb
  • Superficial laceration of thigh

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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