NC52.03/S61.0 Puncture wound with foreign body of finger or thumb



: A puncture wound with a foreign body is an injury caused by a sharp object, such as a nail, needle, or other sharp object, that penetrates the skin and leaves a foreign object inside the wound. It is most commonly found on the fingers or thumbs, but can occur anywhere on the body.


: The diagnosis of a puncture wound with a foreign body is typically made based on the patient’s history and physical examination. The wound should be examined to determine the size, shape, and depth of the wound as well as any foreign bodies present. Imaging may be used to further examine the wound and to search for any foreign objects that may be present.

Differential diagnosis

: The differential diagnosis of a puncture wound with a foreign body includes other types of wounds such as lacerations, abrasions, and contusions. It is important to distinguish between these types of wounds as the treatment and prognosis may differ.


: Treatment of a puncture wound with a foreign body typically involves local wound care and removal of the foreign body. Local wound care may include wound cleaning, wound debridement, and wound dressing changes. The foreign body should be removed as soon as possible to avoid further injury and infection.


: The prognosis of a puncture wound with a foreign body is generally good, as long as the wound is properly treated and the foreign body is removed. If the wound is left untreated, it can lead to infection and other complications.

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