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Old 03-10-2010, 10:35 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

Please Help.
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Old 03-10-2010, 11:54 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, 08:52 AM
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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
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