ICD-10 Diagnosis Code M66.272

Spontaneous rupture of extensor tendons, left ankle and foot

Diagnosis Code M66.272

ICD-10: M66.272
Short Description: Spontaneous rupture of extensor tendons, left ankle and foot
Long Description: Spontaneous rupture of extensor tendons, left ankle and foot
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code M66.272

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

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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Sprains and Strains

A sprain is a stretched or torn ligament. Ligaments are tissues that connect bones at a joint. Falling, twisting, or getting hit can all cause a sprain. Ankle and wrist sprains are common. Symptoms include pain, swelling, bruising, and being unable to move your joint. You might feel a pop or tear when the injury happens.

A strain is a stretched or torn muscle or tendon. Tendons are tissues that connect muscle to bone. Twisting or pulling these tissues can cause a strain. Strains can happen suddenly or develop over time. Back and hamstring muscle strains are common. Many people get strains playing sports. Symptoms include pain, muscle spasms, swelling, and trouble moving the muscle.

At first, treatment of both sprains and strains usually involves resting the injured area, icing it, wearing a bandage or device that compresses the area, and medicines. Later treatment might include exercise and physical therapy.

NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

  • Ankle sprain - aftercare
  • Elbow sprain -- aftercare
  • Foot sprain - aftercare
  • Hamstring strain - aftercare
  • Hip flexor strain -- aftercare
  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Tendon repair
  • Wrist sprain - aftercare

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