ICD-10-CM Code M12.579

Traumatic arthropathy, unspecified ankle and foot

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

M12.579 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of traumatic arthropathy, unspecified ankle and foot. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code M12.579 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like traumatic arthropathy of 1st metatarsophalangeal joint, traumatic arthropathy of interphalangeal joint of toe, traumatic arthropathy of lesser metatarsophalangeal joint, traumatic arthropathy of subtalar joint, traumatic arthropathy of talonavicular joint, traumatic arthropathy of the ankle and/or foot, etc

ICD-10:M12.579
Short Description:Traumatic arthropathy, unspecified ankle and foot
Long Description:Traumatic arthropathy, unspecified ankle and foot

Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Traumatic arthropathy of 1st metatarsophalangeal joint
  • Traumatic arthropathy of interphalangeal joint of toe
  • Traumatic arthropathy of lesser metatarsophalangeal joint
  • Traumatic arthropathy of subtalar joint
  • Traumatic arthropathy of talonavicular joint
  • Traumatic arthropathy of the ankle and/or foot
  • Traumatic arthropathy-ankle

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code M12.579 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V37.0 What are Diagnostic Related Groups?
The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC).
applicable from 10/01/2020 through 09/30/2020.

  • 553 - BONE DISEASES AND ARTHROPATHIES WITH MCC
  • 554 - BONE DISEASES AND ARTHROPATHIES WITHOUT MCC

Convert M12.579 to ICD-9

  • 716.17 - Traum arthropathy-ankle (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00–M99)
    • Inflammatory polyarthropathies (M05-M14)
      • Other and unspecified arthropathy (M12)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020

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.


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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.


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