M87.32: Other secondary osteonecrosis Upper arm

Bone tissue has died off in your upper arm or elbow.

Bone tissue dies off when its blood supply deteriorates and when certain cells in the bone tissue become damaged.

Bone tissue can die off as a result of various disorders or other factors, such as excess alcohol or radiation. In your case something like this is the reason for the bone tissue dying off.

When bone tissue has died off, the affected area can be painful. It may also be that you are no longer able to move the affected area of your body properly.

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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