Disengaged Toenail

dballard2004

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A patient came to the clinic for removal of a toenail. The diagnosis provided is disengaged left toenail.

Any idea what ICD-9-CM code to use for a disengaged toenail?
 

ohn0disaster

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Hopefully, this helps...?

703.8, other specifed diseases of the nail is the code for onycholysis. Onycholysis refers to the detachment of the nail from the nail bed, starting at its distal and/or lateral attachment. It is said to occur particularly on the ring finger but can occur on any of the fingernails. The most common cause of onycholysis is psoriasis. It can also occur in thyrotoxicosis and is thought to be due to sympathetic overactivity. It may also be seen in infections or trauma.
 
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