The ICD-10 is the 10th revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems. It’s essentially a list of codes that healthcare providers use to classify things. We use it to describe what we’re treating or what problems a patient is experiencing. There’s lots of standard codes but sometimes they can get pretty specific. Here’s a list of some of my favorite silly ICD-10 Codes!
V91.07XD: Burn due to water-skis on fire, subsequent encounter
🔥This girl is on fire!!!
W22.02: Walked into lamppost, subsequent encounter
🥴When I text and walk
W61.62XD: Struck by duck, subsequent encounter
🦆At least it rhymes?
W59.22XA: Struck by a turtle
🐢Was the turtle thrown?
W55.29XA: Other contact with a cow, subsequent encounter
Z63.1: Problems in relationship with in-laws
Y35.419D: Legal intervention involving bayonet, unspecified person injured, subsequent encounter
🤕What does this even mean?!?
Y93.E2: Injury due to activity – laundry
🧺You laugh but I treat a lot of back pain. Lift with your legs, people!
Y93.84: Activity, sleeping
😴🎃Nightmare at Synaptic Therapy – Freddy Krueger
R46.1: Bizarre personal appearance
💅The ICD-10 can be so judgmental!
X52: Prolonged stay in a weightless environment
🚀How often is this really used?
Y92.241 – Injury at a library
📚Carrying too many books!
W61.43 – Pecked by a turkey
V95.43 – Spacecraft collision injuring occupant
🛰👨🚀Oh come on….
Z56.4 – Discord with boss and workmates
👰🏻🤵🏼Well I do work with my wife…
V80.730D – Animal-rider injured in collision with streetcar, subsequent encounter
🚎🏇I guess someone riding a horse down the streets of San Francisco?