ICD-10-CM Code M65.261

Calcific tendinitis, right lower leg

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

M65.261 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of calcific tendinitis, right lower leg. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code M65.261 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like calcific tendinitis of right knee or tendinitis of knee or tendinitis of right knee.

ICD-10:M65.261
Short Description:Calcific tendinitis, right lower leg
Long Description:Calcific tendinitis, right lower leg

Synonyms

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

  • Calcific tendinitis of right knee
  • Tendinitis of knee
  • Tendinitis of right knee

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code M65.261 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 10/01/2019 through 09/30/2020.

  • 557 - TENDONITIS, MYOSITIS AND BURSITIS WITH MCC
  • 558 - TENDONITIS, MYOSITIS AND BURSITIS WITHOUT MCC

Convert M65.261 to ICD-9

  • 727.82 - Calcium deposit tendon (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00–M99)
    • Disorders of synovium and tendon (M65-M67)
      • Synovitis and tenosynovitis (M65)

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


Tendinitis

Tendons are flexible bands of tissue that connect muscles to bones. They help your muscles move your bones. Tendinitis is the severe swelling of a tendon.

Tendinitis usually happens after repeated injury to an area such as the wrist or ankle. It causes pain and soreness around a joint. Some common forms of tendinitis are named after the sports that increase their risk. They include tennis elbow, golfer's elbow, pitcher's shoulder, swimmer's shoulder, and jumper's knee.

Doctors diagnose tendinitis with your medical history, a physical exam, and imaging tests. The first step in treatment is to reduce pain and swelling. Rest, wrapping or elevating the affected area, and medicines can help. Ice is helpful for recent, severe injuries. Other treatments include ultrasound, physical therapy, steroid injections, and surgery.


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