ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 944.01

Burn NOS finger

Diagnosis Code 944.01

ICD-9: 944.01
Short Description: Burn NOS finger
Long Description: Burn of unspecified degree of single digit (finger (nail) other than thumb
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 944.01

Code Classification
  • Injury and poisoning (800–999)
    • Burns (940-949)
      • 944 Burn of wrist(s) and hand(s)

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Burn of single finger, not thumb
  • Superficial burn of a single finger
  • Superficial burn of finger

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 944.01 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Burn (acid) (cathode ray) (caustic) (chemical) (electric heating appliance) (electricity) (fire) (flame) (hot liquid or object) (irradiation) (lime) (radiation) (steam) (thermal) (x-ray) 949.0
      • finger (nail) (subungual) 944.01
        • with
          • hand(s) - see Burn, hand(s), multiple sites
          • other sites - see Burn, multiple, specified sites
          • thumb 944.04
            • first degree 944.14
            • second degree 944.24
            • third degree 944.34
              • deep 944.44
                • with loss of body part 944.54
        • first degree 944.11
        • second degree 944.21
        • third degree 944.31
          • deep 944.41
            • with loss of body part 944.51
        • multiple (digits) 944.03
          • with thumb - see Burn, finger, with thumb
          • first degree 944.13
          • second degree 944.23
          • third degree 944.33
            • deep 944.43
              • with loss of body part 944.53

Information for Patients


A burn is damage to your body's tissues caused by heat, chemicals, electricity, sunlight or radiation. Scalds from hot liquids and steam, building fires and flammable liquids and gases are the most common causes of burns. Another kind is an inhalation injury, caused by breathing smoke.

There are three types of burns:

  • First-degree burns damage only the outer layer of skin
  • Second-degree burns damage the outer layer and the layer underneath
  • Third-degree burns damage or destroy the deepest layer of skin and tissues underneath

Burns can cause swelling, blistering, scarring and, in serious cases, shock and even death. They also can lead to infections because they damage your skin's protective barrier. Treatment for burns depends on the cause of the burn, how deep it is, and how much of the body it covers. Antibiotic creams can prevent or treat infections. For more serious burns, treatment may be needed to clean the wound, replace the skin, and make sure the patient has enough fluids and nutrition.

NIH: National Institute of General Medical Sciences

  • Burns
  • Chemical burn or reaction
  • Minor burns - aftercare
  • Skin graft

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