ICD-10 Diagnosis Code M67.02

Short Achilles tendon (acquired), left ankle

Diagnosis Code M67.02

ICD-10: M67.02
Short Description: Short Achilles tendon (acquired), left ankle
Long Description: Short Achilles tendon (acquired), left ankle
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code M67.02

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

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code M67.02 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)


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  • Acquired short Achilles tendon
  • Acquired short left Achilles tendon
  • Contracture of tendo achilles
  • Short Achilles tendon
  • Soft tissue lesion of lower leg and ankle

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
  • Achilles tendon repair
  • Achilles tendon rupture - aftercare
  • Bursitis of the heel
  • Heel pain
  • Heel pain and Achilles tendonitis -- aftercare
  • Plantar fasciitis

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