ICD-9 Code 917.6

Superficial foreign body (splinter) of foot and toe(s), without major open wound and without mention of infection

Not Valid for Submission

917.6 is a legacy non-billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of superficial foreign body (splinter) of foot and toe(s), without major open wound and without mention of infection. This code was replaced on September 30, 2015 by its ICD-10 equivalent.

ICD-9: 917.6
Short Description:Foreign body foot & toe
Long Description:Superficial foreign body (splinter) of foot and toe(s), without major open wound and without mention of infection

Convert 917.6 to ICD-10

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

  • S90.453A - Superficial foreign body, unspecified great toe, init encntr
  • S90.456A - Superficial foreign body, unsp lesser toe(s), init encntr
  • S90.859A - Superficial foreign body, unspecified foot, init encntr

Code Classification

  • Injury and poisoning (800–999)
    • Superficial injury (910-919)
      • 917 Superficial injury of foot and toe(s)

Information for Medical Professionals

Synonyms

  • Foreign body in heel
  • Foreign body of skin of dorsum of foot
  • Foreign body of skin of great toe
  • Foreign body of skin of heel
  • Foreign body of skin of sole of foot
  • Foreign body of skin of toe
  • Glass in dorsum of foot
  • Glass in foot
  • Glass in great toe
  • Glass in heel
  • Glass in sole of foot
  • Glass in toe
  • Splinter in foot
  • Splinter of foot, without major open wound
  • Splinter of toe, without major open wound
  • Superficial foreign body in foot
  • Superficial foreign body in toe
  • Superficial foreign body of foot without major open wound AND without infection
  • Superficial foreign body of toe without major open wound AND without infection
  • Wood splinter in dorsum of foot
  • Wood splinter in foot
  • Wood splinter in great toe
  • Wood splinter in heel
  • Wood splinter in sole of foot
  • Wood splinter in toe
  • Wood splinter under toenail

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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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.