M12.57 - Traumatic arthropathy, ankle and foot

Version 2023
ICD-10:M12.57
Short Description:Traumatic arthropathy, ankle and foot
Long Description:Traumatic arthropathy, ankle and foot
Status: Not Valid for Submission
Version:ICD-10-CM 2023
Code Classification:
  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00–M99)
    • Inflammatory polyarthropathies (M05-M14)
      • Other and unspecified arthropathy (M12)

M12.57 is a non-specific and non-billable ICD-10 code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of traumatic arthropathy, ankle and foot. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2023 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.

Clinical Information

Specific Coding for Traumatic arthropathy, ankle and foot

Non-specific codes like M12.57 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for traumatic arthropathy, ankle and foot:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M12.571 for Traumatic arthropathy, right ankle and foot
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M12.572 for Traumatic arthropathy, left ankle and foot
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M12.579 for Traumatic arthropathy, unspecified ankle and foot

Index to Diseases and Injuries References

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for this diagnosis code are found in the injuries and diseases index:

Patient Education


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 (broken bones). 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.


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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:

Ill-fitting shoes often cause these problems. Aging and being overweight also increase your chances of having foot problems.


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