ICD-10 Diagnosis Code M21.179

Varus deformity, not elsewhere classified, unspecified ankle

Diagnosis Code M21.179

ICD-10: M21.179
Short Description: Varus deformity, not elsewhere classified, unspecified ankle
Long Description: Varus deformity, not elsewhere classified, unspecified ankle
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code M21.179

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Code Classification
  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00–M99)
    • Other joint disorders (M20-M25)
      • Other acquired deformities of limbs (M21)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code M21.179 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)

  • 564 - OTHER MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM AND CONNECTIVE TISSUE DIAGNOSES WITH MCC
  • 565 - OTHER MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM AND CONNECTIVE TISSUE DIAGNOSES WITH CC
  • 566 - OTHER MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM AND CONNECTIVE TISSUE DIAGNOSES WITHOUT CC/MCC

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Synonyms
  • Acquired deformity of calcaneus
  • Acquired varus heel
  • Adductus deformity of foot
  • Deformity of calcaneum
  • Varus deformities of feet

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 (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Ankle fracture - aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Ankle pain (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Ankle replacement (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Ankle sprain - aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Foot, leg, and ankle swelling (Medical Encyclopedia)


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