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Orthopedic Coding Alert

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Access Your 3 Achilles Tendon Rupture Options

Don’t miss this Excludes2 note. A complete rupture of the Achilles’ tendon often occurs spontaneously during sports, without a pre-existing tendonitis. A complete rupture requires surgery to reconstruct the torn edges of the tendon or sometimes repair the tendon back to the bone.  You should report this condition with one of the following ICD-10-CM codes: M66.361, Spontaneous rupture of flexor [...]



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