ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 959.8

Injury mlt site/site NEC

Diagnosis Code 959.8

ICD-9: 959.8
Short Description: Injury mlt site/site NEC
Long Description: Other specified sites, including multiple injury
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 959.8

Code Classification
  • Injury and poisoning (800–999)
    • Certain traumatic complications and unspecified injuries (958-959)
      • 959 Injury, other and unspecified

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Bite to own tongue
  • Calcified hematoma of head
  • Endocrine injury
  • Explosion on aircraft while taking off, occupant of commercial aircraft in surface to air transport injured
  • Foreign body in bone
  • Foreign body in fallopian tube
  • Foreign body in ovary
  • Foreign body of endocrine structure
  • Foreign body of neurological structure
  • Foreign body of skin of perineum
  • Injury involving multiple body regions
  • Injury of back of chest
  • Injury of cervical region of back
  • Injury of connective tissue
  • Injury of free lower limb
  • Injury of muscle and tendon of abdomen, lower back and pelvis
  • Injury of musculoskeletal system
  • Injury of nail
  • Injury of pelvic girdle
  • Injury of radius
  • Injury of teeth
  • Injury of ulna
  • Injury of upper extremity
  • Multiple injuries
  • Radiation injury of bone marrow
  • Sensory organ injury
  • Severe multiple injuries
  • Traumatic division of extensor tendon of toe
  • Traumatic injury of skeletal muscle
  • Victim of trauma with multiple injuries
  • Vocal cord trauma

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 959.8 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

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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