M86.44: Chronic osteomyelitis with draining sinus Hand

You have had inflamed bone in your hand for a long time.

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.

A cavity has formed in your bone. This type of cavity occurs when the inflammation changes bone tissue. A passage can form leading away from this cavity. The passage can connect the cavity to tissue around the bone or to the surface of the skin.

When bone is inflamed the affected area may be painful. Pus may form, too. If a passage connects the cavity in the bone to the surface of the skin, pus can leak out there. 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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