Specific code 2011 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 727.81
Contracture of tendon (sheath)
  • Short description: Contracture of tendon.
  • ICD-9-CM 727.81 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 727.81 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2011 version of ICD-9-CM 727.81.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 727.81: 2012 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Achilles tendon contracture
  • Acquired short Achilles tendon
  • Acquired short L Achilles tendon
  • Acquired short left Achilles tendon
  • Acquired short R Achilles tendon
  • Acquired short right Achilles tendon
  • Contracture of Achilles tendon
  • Contracture of tendo achilles
  • Contracture of tendon sheath
  • Tightness of tendon
Applies To
  • Short Achilles tendon (acquired)
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 727.81 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM M67.00 Short Achilles tendon (acquired), unspecified ankle
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 727.81:
  • Contraction, contracture, contracted
    • Achilles tendon (see also Short, tendon, Achilles) 727.81
    • tendon (sheath) (see also Short, tendon) 727.81
  • Short, shortening, shortness
    • Achilles tendon (acquired) 727.81
    • hamstrings 727.81
    • tendon 727.81
      • Achilles (acquired) 727.81
      • congenital 756.89
    • tibialis anticus 727.81
  • Stricture (see also Stenosis) 799.89
    • tendon (sheath) 727.81
  • Tight, tightness
    • tendon 727.81
      • Achilles (heel) 727.81
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