Not Valid for Submission
M21.27 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of flexion deformity, ankle and toes. The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 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.
Specific Coding for Flexion deformity, ankle and toes
Header codes like M21.27 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 flexion deformity, ankle and toes:
Index to Diseases and Injuries
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 the code M21.27 are found in the index:
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.
- Ankle arthroscopy (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Ankle fracture - aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Ankle pain (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Ankle replacement (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Ankle sprain - aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Foot, leg, and ankle swelling (Medical Encyclopedia)
Toe Injuries and Disorders
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, stubbing your toe, and dropping something on your 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
- Sprains and dislocations
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 (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Bunion removal (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Bunions (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Clubbing of the fingers or toes (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Hammer toe (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Hammer toe repair (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Hammer toe repair - discharge (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Polydactyly (Medical Encyclopedia)