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What is the cpt code for a ruptured achilles tendon?

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
See below: There is no cpt code for a ruptured achilles tendon. The icd-9 code is 727.67 (nontraumatic) or 845.90 (traumatic).
Dr. Keyvan Ganz
Dr. Keyvan Ganz commented
Podiatry 19 years experience
Above is correct the cpt code would be for repair of the tendon which is 27654 if you want to get pricing from your insurance. Be aware that grafts could be used 15335 and other materials so talk with your surgeon.
Feb 3, 2013
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 39 years experience
ICD-9 code 727.67: Cpt codes are used for achilles tendon treatment ; cpt: 27650 ( primary repair), 27652 (primary repair with graft); icd codes are used to code the diagnosis in icd-10for an achilles tendon tear that resulted from a traumatic event (such as coming down from a jump shot in basketball), you should report 845.09 (sprains and strains of ankle and foot; ankle.

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What is used as the cpt code for ruptured Achilles tendon?

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CPT CODE: 27650.
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How do I know if i ruptured my Achilles tendon?

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Dr. Keyvan Ganz
Podiatry 19 years experience
Depends: If you feel a gap or visibly see one foot hanging down more than the other or when you squeeze your calf muscle one foot flexes but the other doesn't move then you have a rupture. Tears would need medical eval as this is best for an expert analysis vs you testing it.
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How to tell if i ruptured my Achilles tendon?

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Podiatry 41 years experience
See below: You would have swelling, pain, be able to feel a gap in the tendon, you would have foot slap on trying to walk and you would have difficulty pointing your toes downward.
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My Achilles tendon ruptured/ripped, what should I do?

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Several choices: 1st of all you need to see a doctor to determine that you have a complete reupture. It needs to be determined how far apart the torn ends are from each other. This will help determine if you need surgery or can just be immobilized in a cast to heal.

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