Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 958.3
Posttraumatic wound infection not elsewhere classified
  • 2014
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • Short description: Posttraum wnd infec NEC.
  • ICD-9-CM 958.3 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 958.3 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
  • You are viewing the 2014 version of ICD-9-CM 958.3.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 958.3: 2015.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 958.3 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM T79.8XXA Other early complications of trauma, initial encounter
Approximate Synonyms
  • Local infection of wound
  • Posttraumatic wound infection
  • Post-traumatic wound infection
  • Wound infection, posttraumatic
958.3 Excludes
  • infected open wounds - code to complicated open wound of site
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 958.3:
  • 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
    • infected 958.3
  • Infection, infected, infective (opportunistic) 136.9
    • posttraumatic NEC 958.3
    • secondary, burn or open wound (dislocation) (fracture) 958.3
    • traumatic NEC 958.3
    • wound (local) (posttraumatic) NEC 958.3
      • with
        • dislocation - see Dislocation, by site, open
        • fracture - see Fracture, by site, open
        • open wound - see Wound, open, by site, complicated
      • postoperative 998.59
      • surgical 998.59
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