ND12.3/S91 Puncture wound without foreign body of ankle or foot



Puncture wound of the ankle or foot is typically caused by a sharp object such as a nail, needle, or other sharp object.


Puncture wounds are diagnosed through physical examination and imaging scans. The wound should be examined for evidence of infection and any foreign body that may have been left in the wound.

Differential diagnosis

Other causes of ankle or foot wounds should be considered, including deep tissue injury, lacerations, and insect bites.


Treatment of a puncture wound of the ankle or foot depends on the severity of the wound and the presence of any foreign bodies. Generally, the wound should be cleaned and a bandage should be applied. Antibiotics may be prescribed if there is evidence of infection.


The prognosis for a puncture wound of the ankle or foot is generally good. Most wounds heal without complications. If infection is present, the prognosis may be more guarded.

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