Specific code 2008 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 945.56
Deep necrosis of underlying tissues due to burn (deep third degree) of thigh (any part) with loss of thigh
  • Short description: 3 DEG BURN W LOSS-THIGH.
  • ICD-9-CM 945.56 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 945.56 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2008 version of ICD-9-CM 945.56.
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Convert to ICD-10-CM: 945.56 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T24.319A Burn of third degree of unspecified thigh, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T24.719A Corrosion of third degree of unspecified thigh, initial encounter
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 945.56:
  • 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
    • thigh 945.06
      • with
        • lower limb(s) - see Burn, leg, multiple sites
      • first degree 945.16
      • second degree 945.26
      • third degree 945.36
        • deep 945.46
          • with loss of body part 945.56
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