ICD-10 Diagnosis Code M86.579

Oth chronic hematogenous osteomyelitis, unsp ankle and foot

Diagnosis Code M86.579

ICD-10: M86.579
Short Description: Oth chronic hematogenous osteomyelitis, unsp ankle and foot
Long Description: Other chronic hematogenous osteomyelitis, unspecified ankle and foot
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code M86.579

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Code Classification
  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00–M99)
    • Other osteopathies (M86-M90)
      • Osteomyelitis (M86)

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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