Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 682.6
Cellulitis and abscess of leg, except foot
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Cellulitis of leg.
  • ICD-9-CM 682.6 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 682.6 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Abscess leg, except foot
  • Abscess of ankle
  • Abscess of bursa of ankle
  • Abscess of bursa of hip
  • Abscess of bursa of knee
  • Abscess of hip
  • Abscess of knee
  • Abscess of leg, except foot
  • Abscess of lower limb
  • Abscess of thigh
  • Acute lymphangitis of ankle
  • Acute lymphangitis of hip
  • Acute lymphangitis of knee
  • Acute lymphangitis of lower leg
  • Acute lymphangitis of thigh
  • Ankle acute lymphangitis
  • Ankle cellulitis
  • Ankle cutaneous abscess
  • Cellulitis and abscess of ankle
  • Cellulitis and abscess of hip
  • Cellulitis and abscess of knee
  • Cellulitis and abscess of leg
  • Cellulitis and abscess of lower leg
  • Cellulitis and abscess of thigh
  • Cellulitis of ankle
  • Cellulitis of hip
  • Cellulitis of knee
  • Cellulitis of leg
  • Cellulitis of leg, excluding foot
  • Cellulitis of lower limb
  • Cellulitis of thigh
  • Hip acute lymphangitis
  • Hip cellulitis
  • Hip cutaneous abscess
  • Knee acute lymphangitis
  • Knee cellulitis
  • Knee cutaneous abscess
  • Left abscess of knee
  • Left abscess of leg
  • Left abscess of thigh
  • Left ankle abscess, cutaneous
  • Left ankle acute lymphangitis
  • Left ankle cellulitis
  • Left ankle cutaneous abscess
  • Left cellulitis of leg
  • Left cutaneous abscess of ankle
  • Left cutaneous abscess of hip
  • Left hip abscess, cutaneous
  • Left hip acute lymphangitis
  • Left hip cellulitis
  • Left hip cutaneous abscess
  • Left knee abscess, cutaneous
  • Left knee acute lymphangitis
  • Left knee cellulitis
  • Left knee cellulitis(disorder)
  • Left knee cutaneous abscess
  • Left leg abscess
  • Left leg cellulitis
  • Left thigh abscess
  • Left thigh acute lymphangitis
  • Left thigh cellulitis
  • Leg abscess
  • Leg acute lymphangitis
  • Leg cellulitis
  • Muscle abscess-thigh
  • Prepatellar abscess
  • Right abscess of leg
  • Right abscess of thigh
  • Right acute lymphangitis of leg
  • Right ankle abscess, cutaneous
  • Right ankle acute lymphangitis
  • Right ankle cellulitis
  • Right ankle cutaneous abscess
  • Right cellulitis of leg
  • Right cutaneous abscess of ankle
  • Right cutaneous abscess of hip
  • Right cutaneous abscess of knee
  • Right hip abscess, cutaneous
  • Right hip acute lymphangitis
  • Right hip cellulitis
  • Right hip cutaneous abscess
  • Right knee abscess, cutaneous
  • Right knee acute lymphangitis
  • Right knee cellulitis
  • Right knee cellulitis(disorder)
  • Right knee cutaneous abscess
  • Right leg abscess
  • Right leg acute lymphangitis
  • Right leg cellulitis
  • Right thigh abscess
  • Right thigh acute lymphangitis
  • Right thigh cellulitis
  • Thigh abscess
  • Thigh acute lymphangitis
  • Thigh cellulitis
Applies To
  • Ankle
  • Hip
  • Knee
  • Thigh
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 682.6 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM L03.119 Cellulitis of unspecified part of limb
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM L03.129 Acute lymphangitis of unspecified part of limb
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 682.6:
  • Abscess (acute) (chronic) (infectional) (lymphangitic) (metastatic) (multiple) (pyogenic) (septic) (with lymphangitis) (see also Cellulitis) 682.9
    • ankle 682.6
    • femoral (region) 682.6
    • hip 682.6
      • tuberculous (active) (see also Tuberculosis) 015.1
    • knee 682.6
      • joint 711.06
      • tuberculous (active) (see also Tuberculosis) 015.2
    • leg, except foot 682.6
    • popliteal 682.6
    • prepatellar 682.6
    • thigh (acquired) 682.6
  • Cellulitis (diffuse) (with lymphangitis) (see also Abscess) 682.9
    • ankle 682.6
    • hip 682.6
    • knee 682.6
    • leg, except foot 682.6
    • thigh 682.6
  • Septic - see also condition
    • leg (with lymphangitis) 682.6
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