Diagnosis Code M86.439
Information for Medical Professionals
The diagnosis code M86.439 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)
Convert to ICD-9 General Equivalence Map
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- 730.13 - Chr osteomyelit-forearm (approximate) Approximate Flag
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- Chronic osteomyelitis of forearm
- Draining sinus co-occurrent and due to chronic osteomyelitis of forearm
- Infection of bone of radius and/or ulna
- Osteomyelitis of forearm
Information for Patients
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.
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