ICD-10 Diagnosis Code L89.509

Pressure ulcer of unspecified ankle, unspecified stage

Diagnosis Code L89.509

ICD-10: L89.509
Short Description: Pressure ulcer of unspecified ankle, unspecified stage
Long Description: Pressure ulcer of unspecified ankle, unspecified stage
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code L89.509

Valid for Submission
The code L89.509 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue (L00–L99)
    • Other disorders of the skin and subcutaneous tissue (L80-L99)
      • Pressure ulcer (L89)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code L89.509 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)

  • SKIN GRAFT FOR SKIN ULCER OR CELLULITIS WITH MCC 573
  • SKIN GRAFT FOR SKIN ULCER OR CELLULITIS WITH CC 574
  • SKIN GRAFT FOR SKIN ULCER OR CELLULITIS WITHOUT CC/MCC 575
  • SKIN GRAFT EXCEPT FOR SKIN ULCER OR CELLULITIS WITH MCC 576
  • SKIN GRAFT EXCEPT FOR SKIN ULCER OR CELLULITIS WITH CC 577
  • SKIN GRAFT EXCEPT FOR SKIN ULCER OR CELLULITIS WITHOUT CC/MCC 578

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Synonyms
  • Chronic ulcer of ankle
  • Chronic ulcer of skin of ankle
  • Pressure ulcer of ankle
  • Pressure ulcer of malleolus
  • Ulcer of malleolus

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients


Pressure Sores

Also called: Bed sores, Decubitus ulcers, Pressure ulcers

Pressure sores are areas of damaged skin caused by staying in one position for too long. They commonly form where your bones are close to your skin, such as your ankles, back, elbows, heels and hips. You are at risk if you are bedridden, use a wheelchair, or are unable to change your position. Pressure sores can cause serious infections, some of which are life-threatening. They can be a problem for people in nursing homes.

You can prevent the sores by

  • Keeping skin clean and dry
  • Changing position every two hours
  • Using pillows and products that relieve pressure

Pressure sores have a variety of treatments. Advanced sores are slow to heal, so early treatment is best.

  • How to care for pressure sores
  • Preventing pressure ulcers


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