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ICD 9 Ankle Ligament Tear

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    Default ICD 9 Ankle Ligament Tear
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    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

    Please Help.

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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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    traumatic or non traumatic and location?

    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 rupture of unspecifed tendon 727.60
    Achilles tendon 727.67
    Other tendons of foot and ankle 727.68
    Tammy Hulsey-Ferguson, CPC
    Past President AAPC Wichita, KS Local Chapter

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