M86.22: Subacute osteomyelitis Upper arm
You have inflamed bone in your upper arm.
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. Pus may form, too. The bones may be damaged by the inflammation. When bones are damaged they may be unusually fragile, for example.
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
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