Billable Medical Code for Nontraumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 727.67
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 727.67.
The Short Description Is: Rupture achilles tendon.
Achilles Tendon Rupture Definition and Symptoms
Achilles tendon rupture is when the achilles tendon is overstretched and tears. The most common causes of these tears are an increase in the intensity of sports participation, falling from a height, or stepping into a hole. Symptoms include severe pain, swelling near the heel, a popping sound when the injury occurs, and an inability to bend your foot downward.