ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 727.09

Synovitis NEC

Diagnosis Code 727.09

ICD-9: 727.09
Short Description: Synovitis NEC
Long Description: Other synovitis and tenosynovitis
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 727.09

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (710–739)
    • Rheumatism, excluding the back (725-729)
      • 727 Other disorders of synovium, tendon, and bursa

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Biceps femoris tendinitis
  • Proliferative synovitis
  • Subsultus tendinum
  • Synovitis and/or tenosynovitis - ankle and/or foot
  • Synovitis/tenosynovitis - hand
  • Synovitis/tenosynovitis - knee
  • Synovitis/tenosynovitis - shoulder
  • Tendinitis AND/OR tenosynovitis of the elbow region
  • Tendinitis AND/OR tenosynovitis of the knee region
  • Tendinitis AND/OR tenosynovitis of the pelvic region
  • Tendinitis of elbow or forearm
  • Tendinitis of hip
  • Transient synovitis

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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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.

  • Achilles tendinitis
  • De Quervain's tendinitis
  • Heel pain and Achilles tendonitis -- aftercare
  • Medial epicondylitis - golfer's elbow
  • Rotator cuff problems
  • Tendinitis
  • Tennis elbow
  • Tenosynovitis
  • What Are Bursitis and Tendinitis? - NIH - Easy-to-Read (National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases)

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