Secondary cause code for injury caused by hitting inanimate object?

Cady4217

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Me and the others in my office (radiology coding) are having a hard time coming up with a secondary code for the patients that come into the ER for punching something and hurting themselves. It happens pretty often that there's hand x-rays with no broken bones or anything, but it's from someone getting mad and hitting a wall or something.

Any ideas?
 

Cady4217

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W22.8XXA Striking against or stuck by other objects?

That's much better than any we've come up with! We tend to get a little silly with it sometimes.

Thank you so much! Unfortunately for the resident's here, that code will get used a bit too often around here.
 
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