For every medical diagnosis, disease, injury, symptom, complaint, and procedure, health care professionals use a specific code in order to maintain consistent outcomes, data assessment, and billing. These codes, formerly called the ICD-9, are a set of characters and numbers that have experienced a series of revisions since they were first put into place. As of October 1, 2015, the ICD-10 (International Classification of Diseases, Revision 10) is in effect.
With such a wide range of known diseases, ailments, symptoms, and more, ICD-10 codes can get a little wacky. The infographic below illustrates 14 of the most unusual codes that illustrate the totally bizarre ways people manage to injure themselves. From an ice-skater’s initial collision with a stationary object to computer keyboarding injuries, the ICD-10 codes don’t miss a trick.