Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 727.81
Contracture of tendon (sheath)
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 727.81 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 727.81 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 727.81 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM M67.00 Short Achilles tendon (acquired), unspecified ankle
Approximate Synonyms
  • Achilles tendon contracture
  • Acquired bilat short achilles tendon
  • Acquired bilateral short achilles tendon
  • Acquired left short Achilles tendon
  • Acquired right short Achilles tendon
  • 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 bilat achilles tendon
  • Contracture of bilateral achilles tendon
  • Contracture of bilateral Achilles tendons
  • Contracture of left Achilles tendon
  • Contracture of right Achilles tendon
  • Contracture of tendo achilles
  • Contracture of tendon sheath
  • Tightness of tendon
Applies To
  • Short Achilles tendon (acquired)
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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