2021 ICD-10-CM Code S96.212

Strain of intrinsic muscle and tendon at ankle and foot level, left foot

Version 2021
Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

S96.212 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of strain of intrinsic muscle and tendon at ankle and foot level, left foot. 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.

ICD-10:S96.212
Short Description:Strain of intrinsic msl/tnd at ank/ft level, left foot
Long Description:Strain of intrinsic muscle and tendon at ankle and foot level, left foot

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Strain of intrinsic msl/tnd at ank/ft level, left foot

Header codes like S96.212 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 strain of intrinsic msl/tnd at ank/ft level, left foot:

Information for Patients


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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Code History

  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)