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Thread: Need Dx for Tendinosis of Achilles

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    Default Need Dx for Tendinosis of Achilles

    What ICD-9 code would you use for Chronic Achilles Tendinosis?

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    726.71.....at least that's what I use
    Donna, CPC, CPC-H

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    726.71 is bursitis or tendinitis?
    Which is an inflamation.

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    yes, i know...
    Tendinosis, sometimes called chronic tendinitis, chronic tendinopathy or chronic tendon injury, is damage to a tendon at a cellular level

    here's a little other info too...http://www.chiroweb.com/mpacms/dc/article.php?id=43606
    Donna, CPC, CPC-H

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    awesome! thank you for sharing.

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