ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 730.28

Osteomyelit NOS-oth site

Diagnosis Code 730.28

ICD-9: 730.28
Short Description: Osteomyelit NOS-oth site
Long Description: Unspecified osteomyelitis, other specified sites
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 730.28

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (710–739)
    • Osteopathies, chondropathies, and acquired musculoskeletal deformities (730-739)
      • 730 Osteomyelitis, periostitis, and other infections involving bone

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Abscess of sphenoid bone
  • Infected external fixator pin
  • Infected intramedullary nail
  • Infected spinal fixation device
  • Infection of bone allograft
  • Infection of bone graft
  • Infection of cervical spine
  • Infection of intervertebral disc - pyogenic
  • Infection of lumbar spine
  • Infection of thoracic spine
  • Osteomyelitis of cranium
  • Osteomyelitis of facial bone
  • Osteomyelitis of frontal bone
  • Osteomyelitis of mandible
  • Osteomyelitis of maxilla
  • Osteomyelitis of nasal-orbit complex
  • Osteomyelitis of sphenoid bone
  • Osteomyelitis of temporal bone
  • Osteomyelitis of vertebra
  • Osteomyelitis of zygomatic bone

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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