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Blog   |   12.21.15

10 ICD-10 Codes that Changed Star Wars

Star Wars The Force Awakens ICD-10 Codes

Star Wars: The Force Awakens took in a mind-boggling $517 million at the international box office this weekend. Because Star Wars and ICD-10 are both things we at Apixio nerd out about, here are the top ICD-10 diagnoses that changed Star Wars.

In Revenge of the Sith, Obi-Wan Kenobi cuts off Darth Vader’s legs.

S88.011A and S88.012A, Complete traumatic amputation at knee level, right lower leg and complete traumatic amputation at knee level, left lower leg

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In Revenge of the Sith, Darth Vader falls into a lava pool and is almost burned alive on the planet Mustafar, before the Emperor rescues him.

T31.77, Burns involving 70-79% of body surface, with 70-79% third-degree burns

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In Revenge of the Sith, Padme Amidala gives birth to Luke and Leia.

O95, Obstetric death of unspecified cause

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In Revenge of the Sith, Jar Jar Binks falls into a trash chute on a spaceship and tragically expires.

V95.40XA, Unspecified spacecraft accident (Okay this one didn’t actually happen, but I think most Star Wars loyalists will agree it should have.)

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In A New Hope, Darth Vader chokes Admiral “you have failed me for the last time” Motti

R09.89, Other specified symptoms and signs involving the circulatory and respiratory systems

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In A New Hope, Luke & Lea kiss, planting the seeds of lifelong anxiety when they find out they are related.

F41.4, Generalized anxiety disorder

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In The Empire Strikes Back, Darth Vader cuts off Luke’s hand during a lightsaber battle in Cloud City.

S68.011A, Traumatic amputation of wrist, hand, and fingers, initial encounter

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In The Empire Strikes Back, the traitor Calrissian freezes Han Solo in carbonite and gives him to Jabba the Hutt.

T34, Frostbite with tissue necrosis

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In Return of the Jedi, Princess Leia chokes Jabba the Hutt to death.

R09.89, Other specified symptoms and signs involving the circulatory and respiratory systems

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In The Empire Strikes Back, R2D2 accidentally electrocutes himself after mistaking a power outlet for a computer terminal.

T75.4XXA, Electrocution, initial encounter 

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