Code Information

  • Diagnosis Code: 873.8
  • Short Description: Open wound of head NEC
  • Long Description: Other and unspecified open wound of head without mention of complication
  • Code Version: 2015 ICD-9-CM

Code Classification

  • Injury and poisoning (800–999)
    • Open wound of head, neck, and trunk (870-879)
      • 873 Other open wound of head
        • 873.8 Open wound of head NEC

Synonyms

  • Animal bite wound of head
  • Animal bite wound of head and neck
  • Cut of head
  • Cut of head and neck
  • Degloving injury of head
  • Degloving injury of head and neck
  • Dog bite of head
  • Dog bite of head and neck
  • Fishing hook in head
  • Human bite of head
  • Human bite of head and neck
  • Laceration of head
  • Laceration of head and neck
  • Nail wound of head
  • Nail wound of head and neck
  • Needle stick injury of head
  • Needle stick injury of head and neck
  • Open wound of head
  • Open wound of head AND/OR neck
  • Open wound of head without complication
  • Open wound of head, neck and trunk
  • Open wounds involving head with neck
  • Puncture wound of eye region
  • Puncture wound of head
  • Puncture wound of head and neck
  • Stab wound of head
  • Stab wound of head and neck
  • Superficial laceration of head

References to Index of Diseases and Injuries

The code 873.8 has the following ICD-9-CM references to the Index of Diseases and Injuries

  • Avulsion (traumatic) 879.8
    • head (intracranial) NEC - see also Injury, intracranial, with open intracranial wound
      • external site NEC 873.8
        • complicated 873.9
  • Wound, open (by cutting or piercing instrument) (by firearms) (cut) (dissection) (incised) (laceration) (penetration) (perforating) (puncture) (with initial hemorrhage, not internal) 879.8
    • head NEC 873.8
      • with intracranial injury - see Injury, intracranial
        • due to or associated with skull fracture - see Fracture, skull
      • complicated 873.9
      • scalp - see Wound, open, scalp

Crosswalk Information

The code 873.8 converts into the following ICD-10 code(s):

ICD-9 Code ICD-10 Code ICD-10 Description
873.8 Right Arrow S01.90XA Unsp open wound of unspecified part of head, init encntr
S09.90XA Unspecified injury of head, initial encounter
This ICD-9 to ICD-10 data is based on the 2018 General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) files published by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for informational purposes only. The data is not an ICD-10 conversion tool and doesn’t guarantee clinical accuracy.

Similar Codes

ICD-9 Code ICD-9 Description
873.0 Open wound of scalp, without mention of complication
873.1 Open wound of scalp, complicated
873.20 Open wound of nose, unspecified site, without mention of complication
873.21 Open wound of nasal septum, without mention of complication
873.22 Open wound of nasal cavity, without mention of complication
873.23 Open wound of nasal sinus, without mention of complication
873.29 Open wound of multiple sites of nose, without mention of complication
873.30 Open wound of nose, unspecified site, complicated
873.31 Open wound of nasal septum, complicated
873.32 Open wound of nasal cavity, complicated
873.33 Open wound of nasal sinus, complicated
873.39 Open wound of multiple sites of nose, complicated
873.40 Open wound of face, unspecified site, without mention of complication
873.41 Open wound of cheek, without mention of complication
873.42 Open wound of forehead, without mention of complication
873.43 Open wound of lip, without mention of complication
873.44 Open wound of jaw, without mention of complication
873.49 Open wound of other and multiple sites of face, without mention of complication
873.50 Open wound of face, unspecified site, complicated
873.51 Open wound of cheek, complicated
873.52 Open wound of forehead, complicated
873.53 Open wound of lip, complicated
873.54 Open wound of jaw, complicated
873.59 Open wound of other and multiple sites of face, complicated
873.60 Open wound of mouth, unspecified site, without mention of complication
873.61 Open wound of buccal mucosa, without mention of complication
873.62 Open wound of gum (alveolar process), without mention of complication
873.63 Open wound of tooth (broken) (fractured) (due to trauma), without mention of complication
873.64 Open wound of tongue and floor of mouth, without mention of complication
873.65 Open wound of palate, without mention of complication
873.69 Open wound of other and multiple sites of mouth, without mention of complication
873.70 Open wound of mouth, unspecified site, complicated
873.71 Open wound of buccal mucosa, complicated
873.72 Open wound of gum (alveolar process), complicated
873.73 Open wound of tooth (broken) (fractured) (due to trauma), complicated
873.74 Open wound of tongue and floor of mouth, complicated
873.75 Open wound of palate, complicated
873.79 Open wound of other and multiple sites of mouth, complicated
873.9 Other and unspecified open wound of head, complicated
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