M86.17: Other acute osteomyelitis Ankle and foot

You have inflamed bone in your ankle or foot.

There are various reasons for inflamed bone. The inflammation may be caused by pathogens. The pathogens can get into the bone via the blood, after open injuries, or after operations.

When bone is inflamed the affected area may be painful. The skin over the affected area may be red and swollen. You may also have a high temperature and feel unwell. The bones may be damaged by the inflammation. When bones are damaged they may be unusually fragile, for example.

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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