NC96.0Y/S86.0 Other specified injury of Achilles tendon



Other specified injury of the Achilles tendon is caused by excessive strain or force being placed on the tendon, either from a single incident or from repeated trauma. This can be caused by activities such as running, jumping, and sudden stops or turns.


Diagnosis is usually made based on the patient’s symptoms, medical history, and physical examination. Imaging tests such as an X-ray, MRI, or ultrasound may be used to confirm the diagnosis.

Differential diagnosis

Other differential diagnoses include tendon rupture, tendinitis, and bursitis.


Treatment depends on the severity of the injury. Mild injuries may heal with rest, ice, and anti-inflammatory medications. Severe injuries may require physical therapy, steroid injections, or even surgery.


The prognosis for other specified injury of the Achilles tendon is generally good with proper treatment. The tendon should heal completely in most cases, although some patients may experience chronic pain or discomfort.

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