ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 730.88

Bone infect NEC-oth site

Diagnosis Code 730.88

ICD-9: 730.88
Short Description: Bone infect NEC-oth site
Long Description: Other infections involving bone in diseases classified elsewhere, other specified sites
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 730.88

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue
    • Osteopathies, chondropathies, and acquired musculoskeletal deformities (730-739)
      • 730 Osteomyelitis, periostitis, and other infections involving bone

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Tuberculosis of limb bones
  • Tuberculosis of lumbar spine
  • Tuberculosis of multiple limb bones
  • Tuberculosis of sacrum/coccyx
  • Tuberculosis of thoracic spine
  • Tuberculous abscess of sacrum

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 730.88 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

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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