Diagnosis Code 735.4
Information for Medical Professionals
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.
- M20.40 - Other hammer toe(s) (acquired), unspecified foot (approximate) Approximate Flag
The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
- Acquired hammer toe, other than great toe
- Hammer toe
Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 735.4 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:
- Hammer toe (acquired) 735.4
- congenital 755.66
- late effects of rickets 268.1
Information for Patients
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, and receiving a blow to the 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
- Toe joint sprains and dislocations
- Fractured toe bones
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
- Bunion removal - discharge
- Clubbing of the fingers or toes
- Hammer toe
- Hammer toe repair
- Hammer toe repair - discharge
- Webbing of the fingers or toes