ICD-10 Diagnosis Code M86.8X6

Other osteomyelitis, lower leg

Diagnosis Code M86.8X6

ICD-10: M86.8X6
Short Description: Other osteomyelitis, lower leg
Long Description: Other osteomyelitis, lower leg
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code M86.8X6

Valid for Submission
The code M86.8X6 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

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

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code M86.8X6 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)

  • 485 - KNEE PROCEDURES WITH PDX OF INFECTION WITH MCC
  • 486 - KNEE PROCEDURES WITH PDX OF INFECTION WITH CC
  • 487 - KNEE PROCEDURES WITH PDX OF INFECTION WITHOUT CC/MCC
  • 488 - KNEE PROCEDURES WITHOUT PDX OF INFECTION WITH CC/MCC
  • 489 - KNEE PROCEDURES WITHOUT PDX OF INFECTION WITHOUT CC/MCC

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Synonyms
  • Abscess of lower leg
  • Brodie's abscess
  • Brodie's abscess of tibia
  • Chronic abscess of lower leg
  • Infection of tibia
  • Periostitis of lower leg

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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