Billable Medical Code for Cellulitis and Abscess of Leg, Except Foot
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 682.6
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 682.6.
The Short Description Is: Cellulitis of leg.
Cellulitis of leg is also known as abscess of ankle, abscess of bursa of ankle, abscess of bursa of hip, abscess of bursa of knee, cellulitis of lower limb, cellulitis of thigh, hip acute lymphangitis, hip cellulitis, hip cutaneous abscess, left thigh abscess, left thigh acute lymphangitis, left thigh cellulitis, leg abscess, leg acute lymphangitis, right leg cellulitis,
right thigh abscess, right thigh acute lymphangitis, and right thigh cellulitis. This applies to ankle, hip, knee, and thigh.
Cellulitis of Leg Definition and Symptoms
Cellulitis of leg is a common bacterial skin infection of the leg. The common causes are staph infections or a spider or insect bite that can transmit the bacteria. Symptoms include redness, swelling, tenderness, pain, and warmth in the affected area.