ICD-10 Diagnosis Code M24.573

Contracture, unspecified ankle

Diagnosis Code M24.573

ICD-10: M24.573
Short Description: Contracture, unspecified ankle
Long Description: Contracture, unspecified ankle
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code M24.573

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The code M24.573 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00–M99)
    • Other joint disorders (M20-M25)
      • Other specific joint derangements (M24)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code M24.573 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)


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  • Calcaneus contracture of the ankle
  • Contracture of ankle joint
  • Equinus contracture of the ankle
  • Joint contracture of the ankle and/or foot

Information for Patients

Ankle Injuries and Disorders

Your ankle bone and the ends of your two lower leg bones make up the ankle joint. Your ligaments, which connect bones to one another, stabilize and support it. Your muscles and tendons move it.

The most common ankle problems are sprains and fractures. A sprain is an injury to the ligaments. It may take a few weeks to many months to heal completely. A fracture is a break in a bone. You can also injure other parts of the ankle such as tendons, which join muscles to bone, and cartilage, which cushions your joints. Ankle sprains and fractures are common sports injuries.

  • Ankle arthroscopy (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Ankle fracture - aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Ankle pain (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Ankle replacement (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Ankle sprain - aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Foot, leg, and ankle swelling (Medical Encyclopedia)


Joint Disorders

A joint is where two or more bones come together, like the knee, hip, elbow, or shoulder. Joints can be damaged by many types of injuries or diseases, including

  • Arthritis - inflammation of a joint. It causes pain, stiffness, and swelling. Over time, the joint can become severely damaged.
  • Bursitis - inflammation of a fluid-filled sac that cushions the joint
  • Dislocations - injuries that force the ends of the bones out of position

Treatment of joint problems depends on the cause. If you have a sports injury, treatment often begins with the RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation) method to relieve pain, reduce swelling, and speed healing. Other possible treatments include pain relievers, keeping the injured area from moving, rehabilitation, and sometimes surgery. For arthritis, injuries, or other diseases, you may need joint replacement surgery to remove the damaged joint and put in a new one.

NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

  • Hypermobile joints (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Joint pain (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Joint swelling (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Joint x-ray (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Limited range of motion (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Steroid injections - tendon, bursa, joint (Medical Encyclopedia)

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