M86.96: Osteomyelitis, unspecified Lower leg
The bone marrow in your lower leg 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.
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.
It may also be that only your bone membrane is inflamed.
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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