ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 917.7

Foreign bdy foot/toe-inf

Diagnosis Code 917.7

ICD-9: 917.7
Short Description: Foreign bdy foot/toe-inf
Long Description: Superficial foreign body (splinter) of foot and toe(s), without major open wound, infected
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 917.7

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

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Splinter of foot and toe, without major wound, infected
  • Splinter of foot, without major open wound, infected
  • Splinter of toe, without major open wound, infected
  • Superficial foreign body of foot without major open wound but with infection
  • Superficial foreign body of toe without major open wound but with infection

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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