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Old 03-10-2010, 09:35 AM
leemeedee leemeedee is offline
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Default ICD 9 Ankle Ligament Tear

Now I count on the Podiatry Forum to guide me and you guys do. Now I have a question I always have trouble with this: and I can never remember the diagnosis for this.

Tendon Tear

Ligament Tear

Tendon Rupture


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Old 03-10-2010, 10:54 AM
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They all fall under the sprains and strains of joints and adjacent muscles (840-848) so I would use the ICD-9 code 845.00 for an ankle ligament tear.
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Old 03-11-2010, 07:52 AM
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traumatic or non traumatic and location?

Traumatic:
Unspecific site, ankle 845.00
Deltoid ligament, ankle 845.01
Calcaneofibular ligament 845.02
Tibilofibulat ligament, distal 845.03
Other (Achilles tendon) 845.09

Nontraumatic:
Nontraumatic rupture of unspecifed tendon 727.60
Achilles tendon 727.67
Other tendons of foot and ankle 727.68
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