M86.42: Chronic osteomyelitis with draining sinus Upper arm
The bone marrow in your upper arm has become inflamed.
The bone marrow is inside the bone. The blood cells are formed in the bone marrow.
There can be different reasons why your blood marrow has become inflamed. The bone marrow can become inflamed because of pathogens, for example, via open wounds, or after operations.
The bone marrow in your upper arm is persistently inflamed. The inflammation can cause the bone tissue to be transformed. In your case, this has caused a separate cavity to form. A passage from this cavity to the edge of the bone can also sometimes form.
Bone marrow inflammation can also spread to the surrounding bone. When bone or bone marrow is inflamed, the area can be painful or red. The relevant part of the body usually becomes less mobile, too. One may have a high temperature or feel unwell.
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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