ICD-10-CM Code M76.62

Achilles tendinitis, left leg

Version 2021 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

M76.62 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of achilles tendinitis, left leg. The code is valid for the fiscal year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code M76.62 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like achilles bursitis, achilles degeneration, achilles degeneration, achilles tendinitis, bilateral achilles tendonitis, bilateral calcific tendinitis of achilles tendons, etc

Short Description:Achilles tendinitis, left leg
Long Description:Achilles tendinitis, left leg


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

  • Achilles bursitis
  • Achilles degeneration
  • Achilles degeneration
  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Bilateral achilles tendonitis
  • Bilateral calcific tendinitis of achilles tendons
  • Bursitis of left Achilles bursa
  • Calcific tendinitis of achilles tendon
  • Calcific tendinitis of achilles tendon
  • Calcific tendinitis of left achilles tendon
  • Calcific tendinitis of right achilles tendon
  • Left achilles tendonitis
  • Right achilles tendonitis
  • Right achilles tendonitis

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code M76.62 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V38.0 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 09/30/2021.


Convert M76.62 to ICD-9

  • 726.71 - Achilles tendinitis (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00–M99)
    • Other soft tissue disorders (M70-M79)
      • Enthesopathies, lower limb, excluding foot (M76)

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
  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021

Information for Patients


Also called: Tendonitis

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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