22 - Injury, poisoning or certain other consequences of external causes [ ICD 11 MMS 2018 ]

The ICD 11 Code 22 is a WHO Classified code for Injury, poisoning or certain other consequences of external causes

Definition: In the ICD, injury means physical or physiological bodily harm resulting from interaction of the body with energy (mechanical, thermal, electrical, chemical or radiant, or due to extreme pressure) in an amount, or at a rate of transfer, that exceeds physical or physiological tolerance. Injury can also result from lack of vital elements, such as oxygen. Poisoning by and toxic effects of substances are included, as is damage of or due to implanted devices. Maltreatment syndromes are included even if physical or physiological bodily harm has not been reported. Otherwise, psychological effects are not included (e.g. injured feelings). Injury usually has rapid onset in response to a well-defined event (e.g. a car crash, striking the ground after falling, drinking a strongly alkaline liquid, an overdose of a medication, a burn sustained during a surgical procedure). These events are often referred to as external causes of injury. The injurious energy can, however, originate from the injured person and/or from his or her immediate environment (e.g. a person running on a hot day sustains heat exhaustion), and injury can be caused by the injured person (i.e. intentional self-harm). Injury includes manifestations that are evident immediately after onset, which may persist or not, and manifestations that first become evident at a later date.

  • Stress fracture, not elsewhere classified
  • Pathological fracture, not elsewhere classified
  • Certain specified obstetric trauma
  • Malunion of fracture
  • Birth injury
  • Nonunion of fracture
  • Codes:
  • NA00-NA0Z . Injuries to the head
  • NA20-NA6Z . Injuries to the neck
  • NA80-NB3Z . Injuries to the thorax
  • NB50-NB9Z . Injuries to the abdomen, lower back, lumbar spine or pelvis
  • NC10-NC1Z . Injuries to the shoulder or upper arm
  • NC30-NC3Z . Injuries to the elbow or forearm
  • NC50-NC5Z . Injuries to the wrist or hand
  • NC70-NC7Z . Injuries to the hip or thigh
  • NC90-NC9Z . Injuries to the knee or lower leg
  • ND10-ND1Z . Injuries to the ankle or foot
  • ND30-ND37 . Injuries involving multiple body regions
  • ND50-ND5Z . Injuries to unspecified part of trunk, limb or body region
  • ND70-ND7Z . Effects of foreign body entering through natural orifice
  • ND90-NE2Z . Burns
  • NE40-NE4Z . Frostbite
  • NE60-NE6Z . Harmful effects of substances
  • NE80-NE8Z . Injury or harm arising from surgical or medical care, not elsewhere classified
  • NF00-NF0Z . Other or unspecified effects of external causes
  • NF2Y . Other specified injury, poisoning or certain other consequences of external causes
  • NF2Z . Unspecified injury, poisoning or certain other consequences of external causes