ICD-10 Diagnosis Code L97.221

Non-prs chronic ulcer of left calf limited to brkdwn skin

Diagnosis Code L97.221

ICD-10: L97.221
Short Description: Non-prs chronic ulcer of left calf limited to brkdwn skin
Long Description: Non-pressure chronic ulcer of left calf limited to breakdown of skin
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code L97.221

Valid for Submission
The code L97.221 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)
      • Non-pressure chronic ulcer of lower limb, NEC (L97)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code L97.221 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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Skin Conditions

Also called: Cutaneous disorders, Dermatologic disorders

Your skin is your body's largest organ. It covers and protects your body. Your skin

  • Holds body fluids in, preventing dehydration
  • Keeps harmful microbes out, preventing infections
  • Helps you feel things like heat, cold, and pain
  • Keeps your body temperature even
  • Makes vitamin D when the sun shines on it

Anything that irritates, clogs, or inflames your skin can cause symptoms such as redness, swelling, burning, and itching. Allergies, irritants, your genetic makeup, and certain diseases and immune system problems can cause rashes, hives, and other skin conditions. Many skin problems, such as acne, also affect your appearance.

NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

  • Acrodermatitis
  • Cradle cap
  • Cryotherapy
  • Cutaneous skin tags
  • Dry skin -- self-care
  • Erythema multiforme
  • Granuloma annulare
  • Keratosis pilaris
  • Lichen planus
  • Milia
  • Sebaceous cyst
  • Seborrheic dermatitis
  • Seborrheic keratosis
  • Skin lesion removal
  • Skin lesion removal-aftercare
  • Stasis dermatitis and ulcers


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