L97: Ulcer of lower limb, not elsewhere classified

You have open wounds in your leg.

There is no protective skin in those places. The open wounds can easily become inflamed. Open wounds may appear, for example if the skin in those areas is not sufficiently supplied with blood. A compromised immune system may also cause open wounds to appear. Open wounds can also appear if the skin in certain places is subjected to pressure over a long period of time. This happens when someone lies in the same place for a long time, for example.

These open wounds may be painful. It is also possible that these open wounds are itchy. The skin around the open wounds can also change. The skin around the open wounds is then pale or blueish, for example. Sometimes you can also have no symptoms at all.

Additional indicator

On medical documents, the ICD code is often appended by letters that indicate the diagnostic certainty or the affected side of the body.

  • G: Confirmed diagnosis
  • V: Tentative diagnosis
  • Z: Condition after
  • A: Excluded diagnosis
  • L: Left
  • R: Right
  • B: Both sides

Further information


This information is not intended for self-diagnosis and does not replace professional medical advice from a doctor. If you find an ICD code on a personal medical document, please also note the additional indicator used for diagnostic confidence.
Your doctor will assist you with any health-related questions and explain the ICD diagnosis code to you in a direct consultation if necessary.


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