ICD-10 Diagnosis Code M66.15

Rupture of synovium, hip

Diagnosis Code M66.15

ICD-10: M66.15
Short Description: Rupture of synovium, hip
Long Description: Rupture of synovium, hip
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code M66.15

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Code Classification
  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00–M99)
    • Disorders of synovium and tendon (M65-M67)
      • Spontaneous rupture of synovium and tendon (M66)

Information for Patients


Hip Injuries and Disorders

Your hip is the joint where your thigh bone meets your pelvis bone. Hips are called ball-and-socket joints because the ball-like top of your thigh bone moves within a cup-like space in your pelvis. Your hips are very stable. When they are healthy, it takes great force to hurt them. However, playing sports, running, overuse or falling can all sometimes lead to hip injuries. These include

  • Strains
  • Bursitis
  • Dislocations
  • Fractures

Certain diseases also lead to hip injuries or problems. Osteoarthritis can cause pain and limited motion. Osteoporosis of the hip causes weak bones that break easily. Both of these are common in older people.

Treatment for hip disorders may include rest, medicines, physical therapy, or surgery, including hip replacement.

  • Developmental dysplasia of the hip (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Getting your home ready - knee or hip surgery (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Hip arthroscopy (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Hip flexor strain -- aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Hip fracture - discharge (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Hip fracture surgeries (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Hip joint injection (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Hip pain (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Legg-Calve-Perthes disease (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Trochanteric bursitis (Medical Encyclopedia)


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