Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 913.6
Superficial foreign body (splinter) of elbow, forearm, and wrist, without major open wound and without mention of infection
  • Short description: Foreign body forearm.
  • ICD-9-CM 913.6 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 913.6 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2012 version of ICD-9-CM 913.6.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 913.6: 2013 2014 2015.
Disease Synonyms
  • Foreign body in forearm
  • Foreign body of skin of elbow
  • Foreign body of skin of forearm
  • Foreign body of skin of wrist
  • Glass in elbow
  • Glass in forearm
  • Glass in upper limb
  • Glass in wrist
  • Splinter in arm
  • Splinter of elbow, without major open wound
  • Splinter of forearm, without major open wound
  • Splinter of wrist, without major open wound
  • Superficial foreign body of elbow without major open wound AND without infection
  • Superficial foreign body of forearm without major open wound AND without infection
  • Superficial foreign body of left elbow
  • Superficial foreign body of left forearm
  • Superficial foreign body of left wrist
  • Superficial foreign body of right elbow
  • Superficial foreign body of right forearm
  • Superficial foreign body of right wrist
  • Superficial foreign body of wrist without major open wound AND without infection
  • Wood splinter in elbow
  • Wood splinter in forearm
  • Wood splinter in wrist
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 913.6 converts approximately to:
  • 2015 ICD-10-CM S50.359A Superficial foreign body of unspecified elbow, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2015 ICD-10-CM S50.859A Superficial foreign body of unspecified forearm, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2015 ICD-10-CM S60.859A Superficial foreign body of unspecified wrist, initial encounter
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