NC96/T13.5 Injury of muscle, fascia, tendon or bursa at lower leg level



Injury of muscle, fascia, tendon or bursa at lower leg level can be caused by a direct or indirect trauma to the area. It can be due to repetitive micro-trauma or a single traumatic event, such as an ankle sprain or fall.


Diagnosis of this condition is typically made through physical examination and imaging studies such as MRI, X-ray or ultrasound.

Differential diagnosis

Differential diagnosis includes other causes of lower leg pain such as compartment syndrome, stress fractures and neuropathy.


Treatment of this condition depends on the severity of the injury and can range from rest, ice, compression and elevation (RICE) to physical therapy, bracing and surgery.


Prognosis for this condition is generally good. With proper treatment and rehabilitation, most patients make a full recovery.

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