ICD-10 Diagnosis Code M21.279

Flexion deformity, unspecified ankle and toes

Diagnosis Code M21.279

ICD-10: M21.279
Short Description: Flexion deformity, unspecified ankle and toes
Long Description: Flexion deformity, unspecified ankle and toes
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code M21.279

Valid for Submission
The code M21.279 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

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 M21.279 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)

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

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Synonyms
  • Ankle joint deformity
  • Ankle joint fixed flexion deformity
  • Contracture of joint of toe
  • Flexion contracture of metatarsophalangeal joint
  • Flexion contracture of toe interphalangeal joint
  • Flexion contracture of toe joint
  • Flexion deformity of toe
  • Hallux flexus

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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Toe Injuries and Disorders

Fourteen of the 26 bones in your feet are in your toes. The toes, particularly your big toe, help you move and keep your balance. Playing sports, running, stubbing your toe, and dropping something on your foot can damage your toes. Wearing shoes that are too loose or too tight can also cause toe problems. Certain diseases, such as severe arthritis, can cause toe problems and pain. Gout often causes pain in the big toe.

Common toe problems include

  • Corns and bunions
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Sprains and dislocations
  • Fractures

Treatments for toe injuries and disorders vary. They might include shoe inserts or special shoes, padding, taping, medicines, rest, and in severe cases, surgery.

  • Broken toe - self care
  • Bunion removal
  • Bunions
  • Clubbing of the fingers or toes
  • Hammer toe
  • Hammer toe repair
  • Hammer toe repair - discharge
  • Polydactyly


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