ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Aug 24, 2017

See: Pressure ulcer

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Pressure ulcer

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Code First
  • any associated gangrene (I96)
Includes
  • bed sore
  • decubitus ulcer
  • plaster ulcer
  • pressure area
  • pressure sore
Excludes2

More specific codes for Pressure ulcer

  • L89.0 - Pressure ulcer of elbow
    • L89.00 - Pressure ulcer of unspecified elbow
      • L89.000 - Pressure ulcer of unspecified elbow, unstageable
      • L89.001 - Pressure ulcer of unspecified elbow, stage 1
      • L89.002 - Pressure ulcer of unspecified elbow, stage 2
      • L89.003 - Pressure ulcer of unspecified elbow, stage 3
      • L89.004 - Pressure ulcer of unspecified elbow, stage 4
      • L89.009 - Pressure ulcer of unspecified elbow, unspecified stage
    • L89.01 - Pressure ulcer of right elbow
      • L89.010 - Pressure ulcer of right elbow, unstageable
      • L89.011 - Pressure ulcer of right elbow, stage 1
      • L89.012 - Pressure ulcer of right elbow, stage 2
      • L89.013 - Pressure ulcer of right elbow, stage 3
      • L89.014 - Pressure ulcer of right elbow, stage 4
      • L89.019 - Pressure ulcer of right elbow, unspecified stage
    • L89.02 - Pressure ulcer of left elbow
      • L89.020 - Pressure ulcer of left elbow, unstageable
      • L89.021 - Pressure ulcer of left elbow, stage 1
      • L89.022 - Pressure ulcer of left elbow, stage 2
      • L89.023 - Pressure ulcer of left elbow, stage 3
      • L89.024 - Pressure ulcer of left elbow, stage 4
      • L89.029 - Pressure ulcer of left elbow, unspecified stage
  • L89.1 - Pressure ulcer of back
    • L89.10 - Pressure ulcer of unspecified part of back
      • L89.100 - Pressure ulcer of unspecified part of back, unstageable
      • L89.101 - Pressure ulcer of unspecified part of back, stage 1
      • L89.102 - Pressure ulcer of unspecified part of back, stage 2
      • L89.103 - Pressure ulcer of unspecified part of back, stage 3
      • L89.104 - Pressure ulcer of unspecified part of back, stage 4
      • L89.109 - Pressure ulcer of unspecified part of back, unspecified stage
    • L89.11 - Pressure ulcer of right upper back
      • L89.110 - Pressure ulcer of right upper back, unstageable
      • L89.111 - Pressure ulcer of right upper back, stage 1
      • L89.112 - Pressure ulcer of right upper back, stage 2
      • L89.113 - Pressure ulcer of right upper back, stage 3
      • L89.114 - Pressure ulcer of right upper back, stage 4
      • L89.119 - Pressure ulcer of right upper back, unspecified stage
    • L89.12 - Pressure ulcer of left upper back
      • L89.120 - Pressure ulcer of left upper back, unstageable
      • L89.121 - Pressure ulcer of left upper back, stage 1
      • L89.122 - Pressure ulcer of left upper back, stage 2
      • L89.123 - Pressure ulcer of left upper back, stage 3
      • L89.124 - Pressure ulcer of left upper back, stage 4
      • L89.129 - Pressure ulcer of left upper back, unspecified stage
    • L89.13 - Pressure ulcer of right lower back
      • L89.130 - Pressure ulcer of right lower back, unstageable
      • L89.131 - Pressure ulcer of right lower back, stage 1
      • L89.132 - Pressure ulcer of right lower back, stage 2
      • L89.133 - Pressure ulcer of right lower back, stage 3
      • L89.134 - Pressure ulcer of right lower back, stage 4
      • L89.139 - Pressure ulcer of right lower back, unspecified stage
    • L89.14 - Pressure ulcer of left lower back
      • L89.140 - Pressure ulcer of left lower back, unstageable
      • L89.141 - Pressure ulcer of left lower back, stage 1
      • L89.142 - Pressure ulcer of left lower back, stage 2
      • L89.143 - Pressure ulcer of left lower back, stage 3
      • L89.144 - Pressure ulcer of left lower back, stage 4
      • L89.149 - Pressure ulcer of left lower back, unspecified stage
    • L89.15 - Pressure ulcer of sacral region
      • L89.150 - Pressure ulcer of sacral region, unstageable
      • L89.151 - Pressure ulcer of sacral region, stage 1
      • L89.152 - Pressure ulcer of sacral region, stage 2
      • L89.153 - Pressure ulcer of sacral region, stage 3
      • L89.154 - Pressure ulcer of sacral region, stage 4
      • L89.159 - Pressure ulcer of sacral region, unspecified stage
  • L89.2 - Pressure ulcer of hip
    • L89.20 - Pressure ulcer of unspecified hip
      • L89.200 - Pressure ulcer of unspecified hip, unstageable
      • L89.201 - Pressure ulcer of unspecified hip, stage 1
      • L89.202 - Pressure ulcer of unspecified hip, stage 2
      • L89.203 - Pressure ulcer of unspecified hip, stage 3
      • L89.204 - Pressure ulcer of unspecified hip, stage 4
      • L89.209 - Pressure ulcer of unspecified hip, unspecified stage
    • L89.21 - Pressure ulcer of right hip
      • L89.210 - Pressure ulcer of right hip, unstageable
      • L89.211 - Pressure ulcer of right hip, stage 1
      • L89.212 - Pressure ulcer of right hip, stage 2
      • L89.213 - Pressure ulcer of right hip, stage 3
      • L89.214 - Pressure ulcer of right hip, stage 4
      • L89.219 - Pressure ulcer of right hip, unspecified stage
    • L89.22 - Pressure ulcer of left hip
      • L89.220 - Pressure ulcer of left hip, unstageable
      • L89.221 - Pressure ulcer of left hip, stage 1
      • L89.222 - Pressure ulcer of left hip, stage 2
      • L89.223 - Pressure ulcer of left hip, stage 3
      • L89.224 - Pressure ulcer of left hip, stage 4
      • L89.229 - Pressure ulcer of left hip, unspecified stage
  • L89.3 - Pressure ulcer of buttock
    • L89.30 - Pressure ulcer of unspecified buttock
      • L89.300 - Pressure ulcer of unspecified buttock, unstageable
      • L89.301 - Pressure ulcer of unspecified buttock, stage 1
      • L89.302 - Pressure ulcer of unspecified buttock, stage 2
      • L89.303 - Pressure ulcer of unspecified buttock, stage 3
      • L89.304 - Pressure ulcer of unspecified buttock, stage 4
      • L89.309 - Pressure ulcer of unspecified buttock, unspecified stage
    • L89.31 - Pressure ulcer of right buttock
      • L89.310 - Pressure ulcer of right buttock, unstageable
      • L89.311 - Pressure ulcer of right buttock, stage 1
      • L89.312 - Pressure ulcer of right buttock, stage 2
      • L89.313 - Pressure ulcer of right buttock, stage 3
      • L89.314 - Pressure ulcer of right buttock, stage 4
      • L89.319 - Pressure ulcer of right buttock, unspecified stage
    • L89.32 - Pressure ulcer of left buttock
      • L89.320 - Pressure ulcer of left buttock, unstageable
      • L89.321 - Pressure ulcer of left buttock, stage 1
      • L89.322 - Pressure ulcer of left buttock, stage 2
      • L89.323 - Pressure ulcer of left buttock, stage 3
      • L89.324 - Pressure ulcer of left buttock, stage 4
      • L89.329 - Pressure ulcer of left buttock, unspecified stage
  • L89.4 - Pressure ulcer of contiguous site of back, buttock and hip
    • L89.40 - Pressure ulcer of contiguous site of back, buttock and hip, unspecified stage
    • L89.41 - Pressure ulcer of contiguous site of back, buttock and hip, stage 1
    • L89.42 - Pressure ulcer of contiguous site of back, buttock and hip, stage 2
    • L89.43 - Pressure ulcer of contiguous site of back, buttock and hip, stage 3
    • L89.44 - Pressure ulcer of contiguous site of back, buttock and hip, stage 4
    • L89.45 - Pressure ulcer of contiguous site of back, buttock and hip, unstageable
  • L89.5 - Pressure ulcer of ankle
    • L89.50 - Pressure ulcer of unspecified ankle
      • L89.500 - Pressure ulcer of unspecified ankle, unstageable
      • L89.501 - Pressure ulcer of unspecified ankle, stage 1
      • L89.502 - Pressure ulcer of unspecified ankle, stage 2
      • L89.503 - Pressure ulcer of unspecified ankle, stage 3
      • L89.504 - Pressure ulcer of unspecified ankle, stage 4
      • L89.509 - Pressure ulcer of unspecified ankle, unspecified stage
    • L89.51 - Pressure ulcer of right ankle
      • L89.510 - Pressure ulcer of right ankle, unstageable
      • L89.511 - Pressure ulcer of right ankle, stage 1
      • L89.512 - Pressure ulcer of right ankle, stage 2
      • L89.513 - Pressure ulcer of right ankle, stage 3
      • L89.514 - Pressure ulcer of right ankle, stage 4
      • L89.519 - Pressure ulcer of right ankle, unspecified stage
    • L89.52 - Pressure ulcer of left ankle
      • L89.520 - Pressure ulcer of left ankle, unstageable
      • L89.521 - Pressure ulcer of left ankle, stage 1
      • L89.522 - Pressure ulcer of left ankle, stage 2
      • L89.523 - Pressure ulcer of left ankle, stage 3
      • L89.524 - Pressure ulcer of left ankle, stage 4
      • L89.529 - Pressure ulcer of left ankle, unspecified stage
  • L89.6 - Pressure ulcer of heel
    • L89.60 - Pressure ulcer of unspecified heel
      • L89.600 - Pressure ulcer of unspecified heel, unstageable
      • L89.601 - Pressure ulcer of unspecified heel, stage 1
      • L89.602 - Pressure ulcer of unspecified heel, stage 2
      • L89.603 - Pressure ulcer of unspecified heel, stage 3
      • L89.604 - Pressure ulcer of unspecified heel, stage 4
      • L89.609 - Pressure ulcer of unspecified heel, unspecified stage
    • L89.61 - Pressure ulcer of right heel
      • L89.610 - Pressure ulcer of right heel, unstageable
      • L89.611 - Pressure ulcer of right heel, stage 1
      • L89.612 - Pressure ulcer of right heel, stage 2
      • L89.613 - Pressure ulcer of right heel, stage 3
      • L89.614 - Pressure ulcer of right heel, stage 4
      • L89.619 - Pressure ulcer of right heel, unspecified stage
    • L89.62 - Pressure ulcer of left heel
      • L89.620 - Pressure ulcer of left heel, unstageable
      • L89.621 - Pressure ulcer of left heel, stage 1
      • L89.622 - Pressure ulcer of left heel, stage 2
      • L89.623 - Pressure ulcer of left heel, stage 3
      • L89.624 - Pressure ulcer of left heel, stage 4
      • L89.629 - Pressure ulcer of left heel, unspecified stage
  • L89.8 - Pressure ulcer of other site
    • L89.81 - Pressure ulcer of head
      • L89.810 - Pressure ulcer of head, unstageable
      • L89.811 - Pressure ulcer of head, stage 1
      • L89.812 - Pressure ulcer of head, stage 2
      • L89.813 - Pressure ulcer of head, stage 3
      • L89.814 - Pressure ulcer of head, stage 4
      • L89.819 - Pressure ulcer of head, unspecified stage
    • L89.89 - Pressure ulcer of other site
      • L89.890 - Pressure ulcer of other site, unstageable
      • L89.891 - Pressure ulcer of other site, stage 1
      • L89.892 - Pressure ulcer of other site, stage 2
      • L89.893 - Pressure ulcer of other site, stage 3
      • L89.894 - Pressure ulcer of other site, stage 4
      • L89.899 - Pressure ulcer of other site, unspecified stage
  • L89.9 - Pressure ulcer of unspecified site
    • L89.90 - Pressure ulcer of unspecified site, unspecified stage
    • L89.91 - Pressure ulcer of unspecified site, stage 1
    • L89.92 - Pressure ulcer of unspecified site, stage 2
    • L89.93 - Pressure ulcer of unspecified site, stage 3
    • L89.94 - Pressure ulcer of unspecified site, stage 4
    • L89.95 - Pressure ulcer of unspecified site, unstageable
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