ICD-10-CM Code M86.44

Chronic osteomyelitis with draining sinus, hand

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

M86.44 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of chronic osteomyelitis with draining sinus, hand. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:M86.44
Short Description:Chronic osteomyelitis with draining sinus, hand
Long Description:Chronic osteomyelitis with draining sinus, hand

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

  • M86.441 - Chronic osteomyelitis with draining sinus, right hand
  • M86.442 - Chronic osteomyelitis with draining sinus, left hand
  • M86.449 - Chronic osteomyelitis with draining sinus, unspecified hand

Index to Diseases and Injuries

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code M86.44 are found in the index:


Code Classification

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

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020

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.


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