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Ankle Rating

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Quick question,

How is the Ankle rated? I can't find where it is rated in 38 CFR. Here are the results of a recent MRI of my ankle:

1. Findings present consistent with a stenosing tenosynovitis in region peroneal ligaments cephalad to tip of lateral malleolus.

2. Findings present consistent with degenerative changes/possible tendinitis involving segments of peroneal tendons distal to tip of lateral malleolus.

3. Normal anterior talofibular ligament not identified. This may be reflective of a chronic disruption.

The podiatrist says the talofibular ligament was ruptured, and I will need to have it rebuilt. I will be filing a claim, but I don't know how it's rated. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance!

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Quick question,

How is the Ankle rated? I can't find where it is rated in 38 CFR. Here are the results of a recent MRI of my ankle:

1. Findings present consistent with a stenosing tenosynovitis in region peroneal ligaments cephalad to tip of lateral malleolus.

2. Findings present consistent with degenerative changes/possible tendinitis involving segments of peroneal tendons distal to tip of lateral malleolus.

3. Normal anterior talofibular ligament not identified. This may be reflective of a chronic disruption.

The podiatrist says the talofibular ligament was ruptured, and I will need to have it rebuilt. I will be filing a claim, but I don't know how it's rated. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance!

38 CFR 4.71a

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Thanks Sharon! I found the section, but have no idea what dx the injury would fall under. Basicaly it's a grade 3 sprain (total rupture) have to wear ankle braces or my ankle will fold under. Any Ideas?

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Ideas anyone?

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Any idea which code it would be rated under?

5270 Ankle, ankylosis of:

In plantar flexion at more than 40°, or in

dorsiflexion at more than 10° or with abduction,

adduction, inversion or eversion deformity 40

In plantar flexion, between 30° and 40°, or in

dorsiflexion, between 0° and 10° ..................... 30

In plantar flexion, less than 30° ........................... 20

5271 Ankle, limited motion of:

Marked .................................................................. 20

Moderate .............................................................. 10

5272 Subastragalar or tarsal joint, ankylosis of:

In poor weight-bearing position ............................ 20

In good weight-bearing position ........................... 10

5273 Os calcis or astragalus, malunion of:

Marked deformity .................................................. 20

Moderate deformity .............................................. 10

5274 Astragalectomy ................................................ 20

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