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Blog   |   2.19.16

10 ICD-10 Codes for Superheroes

Superhero ICD-10 Codes

It’s Friday, so let’s have some fun. Ever wonder how superheroes explain their on-the-job injuries to doctors? Well we tried to figure that out. After all, even superheroes have to file insurance claims.

W88.8: Exposure to other ionizing radiation

Hulk13  Scientist Bruce Banner is exposed to gamma radiation, turning him into the Hulk.

S50.861A: Insect bite of right forearm, initial encounter


Teenager Peter Parker is bitten by spider, giving him spider-like powers.




T68: Hypothermia


Captain America falls from a plane and is frozen in a block of ice at the end of World War II.





X93: Assault by handgun discharge (firearm only)


The parents of Bruce Wayne (later Batman) are shot by a petty criminal.





S06.0X4: Concussion with loss of consciousness of 6 hours to 24 hours


Jessica Jones is knocked unconscious by her neighbor, who then releases the supervillain Kilgrave who Jessica was holding hostage in her apartment.





S52: Fracture of forearm


The supervillain Doomsday interrupts a date between Superman and Wonder Woman, and attacks and breaks Wonder Woman’s arm.



W16.4 Fall into unspecified water

Catwoman drowns after overhearing a secret conversation between a scientist and pharmaceutical company owner about a drug’s harmful side effects. (She is later rescued by an Egyptian cat and given feline powers.)







S58: Traumatic amputation of elbow and forearm

The Green Lantern Hal Jordan loses his left arm in a battle with the supervillain Monarch.








080: Encounter for full-term uncomplicated delivery

Invisible Woman and engineer Reed Richards have a baby. 





S32: Fracture of lumbar spine and pelvis 

ProfessorXMagneto throws a spear into Professor Xavier’s back, breaking his spine and paralyzing him.

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