Foreign body or object entering through skin W45

  • W45 should not be used for reimbursement purposes. Please select a more specific diagnosis below.
  • The 2019 edition of ICD-10-CM W45 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of W45 - other international versions of ICD-10 W45 may differ.
Type 2 Excludes:
  • contact with hand tools (nonpowered) (powered) (W27-W29)
  • contact with other sharp object(s) (W26.-)
  • contact with sharp glass (W25.-)
  • struck by objects (W20-W22)
Includes:
  • foreign body or object embedded in skin
  • nail embedded in skin

Codes: = Billable

Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.