ICD-10 Diagnosis Code M86.179

Other acute osteomyelitis, unspecified ankle and foot

Diagnosis Code M86.179

ICD-10: M86.179
Short Description: Other acute osteomyelitis, unspecified ankle and foot
Long Description: Other acute osteomyelitis, unspecified ankle and foot
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code M86.179

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue
    • Other osteopathies (M86-M90)
      • Osteomyelitis (M86)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code M86.179 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)


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  • Acute osteomyelitis of ankle
  • Acute osteomyelitis of ankle and/or foot
  • Acute osteomyelitis of calcaneum
  • Acute osteomyelitis of foot
  • Acute osteomyelitis of metatarsal
  • Acute osteomyelitis of phalanx of toe
  • Acute osteomyelitis of talus
  • Infection of calcaneum
  • Infection of metatarsal
  • Infection of phalanx of toe
  • Infection of talus
  • Infection of toe
  • Osteomyelitis of ankle

Information for Patients

Bone Infections

Like other parts of the body, bones can get infected. The infections are usually bacterial, but can also be fungal. They may spread to the bone from nearby skin or muscles, or from another part of the body through the bloodstream. People who are at risk for bone infections include those with diabetes, poor circulation, or recent injury to the bone. You may also be at risk if you are having hemodialysis.

Symptoms of bone infections include

  • Pain in the infected area
  • Chills and fever
  • Swelling, warmth, and redness

A blood test or imaging test such as an x-ray can tell if you have a bone infection. Treatment includes antibiotics and often surgery.

  • Bone lesion biopsy
  • Bone pain or tenderness
  • Disseminated tuberculosis
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Osteomyelitis - discharge

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