ICD-10 Diagnosis Code M12.879

Oth specific arthropathies, NEC, unsp ankle and foot

Diagnosis Code M12.879

ICD-10: M12.879
Short Description: Oth specific arthropathies, NEC, unsp ankle and foot
Long Description: Other specific arthropathies, not elsewhere classified, unspecified ankle and foot
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code M12.879

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue
    • Inflammatory polyarthropathies (M05-M14)
      • Other and unspecified arthropathy (M12)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code M12.879 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)


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  • Transient arthropathy of ankle joint
  • Transient arthropathy of first metatarsophalangeal joint
  • Transient arthropathy of interphalangeal joint of toe
  • Transient arthropathy of lesser metatarsophalangeal joint
  • Transient arthropathy of subtalar joint
  • Transient arthropathy of talonavicular joint
  • Transient arthropathy of the ankle and/or foot

Information for Patients

Ankle Injuries and Disorders

Your ankle bone and the ends of your two lower leg bones make up the ankle joint. Your ligaments, which connect bones to one another, stabilize and support it. Your muscles and tendons move it.

The most common ankle problems are sprains and fractures. A sprain is an injury to the ligaments. It may take a few weeks to many months to heal completely. A fracture is a break in a bone. You can also injure other parts of the ankle such as tendons, which join muscles to bone, and cartilage, which cushions your joints. Ankle sprains and fractures are common sports injuries.

  • Ankle arthroscopy
  • Ankle fracture - aftercare
  • Ankle pain
  • Ankle replacement
  • Ankle sprain - aftercare
  • Foot, leg, and ankle swelling

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Foot Injuries and Disorders

Each of your feet has 26 bones, 33 joints, and more than 100 tendons, muscles, and ligaments. No wonder a lot of things can go wrong. Here are a few common problems:

  • Bunions - hard, painful bumps on the big toe joint
  • Corns and calluses - thickened skin from friction or pressure
  • Plantar warts - warts on the soles of your feet
  • Fallen arches - also called flat feet

Ill-fitting shoes often cause these problems. Aging and being overweight also increase your chances of having foot problems.

  • Claw foot
  • Clubfoot
  • Common peroneal nerve dysfunction
  • Extremity x-ray
  • Flat feet
  • Foot pain
  • Foot sprain - aftercare
  • Foot, leg, and ankle swelling
  • Hand or foot spasms
  • High arch
  • Metatarsal fracture (acute) - aftercare
  • Metatarsal stress fractures - aftercare
  • Metatarsus adductus
  • Morton neuroma

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