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    Is there a code for ankle impingement or do I use pain of the ankle?

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    Default ankle impingement

    Our podiatrist calls this disorder os trigonum syndrome; tho there really is no ICD-9 code for this; it is based primarily on clinical Hx and PE. Depending on the signs and symptoms I have used just the pain 729.5 code or have used 729.90 or 726.71 in the past. You might want to see what others have to say.


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    I am thinking in the research I have done that 726.79 might be a better code. or 719.57 if it is more referring to stiffness.
    Tina Wosmek CPC, COSC

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    Charleston, WV


    I would go with 726.79
    J G Stanley, MHA, CPC

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    I agree 726.79 for ankle impingement.

    Nalini CPC

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    I would go with 718.87

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