ICD-10 Diagnosis Code M67.0

Short Achilles tendon (acquired)

Diagnosis Code M67.0

ICD-10: M67.0
Short Description: Short Achilles tendon (acquired)
Long Description: Short Achilles tendon (acquired)
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code M67.0

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

Information for Patients


Heel Injuries and Disorders

Heel problems are common and can be painful. Often, they result from too much stress on your heel bone and the tissues that surround it. That stress can come from

  • Injuries
  • Bruises that you get walking, running or jumping
  • Wearing shoes that don't fit or aren't made well
  • Being overweight

These can lead to tendinitis, bursitis, and fasciitis, which are all types of inflammation of the tissues that surround your heel. Over time the stress can cause bone spurs and deformities. Certain diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis and gout, can also lead to heel problems. Treatments for heel problems might include rest, medicines, exercises, taping, and special shoes. Surgery is rarely needed.

  • Achilles tendinitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Achilles tendon repair (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Achilles tendon rupture - aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Bursitis of the heel (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Heel pain (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Heel pain and Achilles tendonitis -- aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Plantar fasciitis (Medical Encyclopedia)


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