The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has issued full guidance to the NHS in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland on sinus tarsi implant insertion for mobile flatfoot.

  • Description

    Mobile flatfoot is a condition in which the foot becomes flattened when standing. It can occur in children, where it may self-correct, and in adults. It usually results from tendon damage. In most people this is asymptomatic, but in some it may cause pain or other symptoms. This procedure involves surgery to insert an implant just above the heel bone, with the aim of correcting the condition and improving symptoms.

  • OPCS4.6 Code(s)

    Procedure

    SNOMED CT preferred term (concept ID)

    Insertion of implant to sinus tarsi (840611000000103)

     

    OPCS-4.7

    W81.7 Insertion of therapeutic spacer into joint

    Z85.3 Talocalcaneal joint

    The NHS Classifications Service of NHS Connecting for Health is the central definitive source for clinical coding guidance and determines the coding standards associated with the classifications (OPCS-4 and ICD-10) to be used across the NHS.   The NHS Classifications Service and NICE work collaboratively to ensure the most appropriate classification codes are provided.  www.connectingforhealth.co.uk/clinicalcoding

     

    Diagnosis or health condition

    SNOMED CT preferred term (concept ID)

    Hypermobile flat foot (203531001)     

    SNOMED CT provides clinical terms for entry into the patient record to store clinical information relevant to that encounter. The mandated classifications (OPCS-4 or ICD-10) provide a method to collect and aggregate data to allow accurate and consistent data analysis.

    The Clinical Classifications Service of the Health and Social Care Information Centre is the central definitive source for clinical coding guidance and determines the coding standards associated with the classifications (OPCS-4 and ICD-10) to be used across the NHS.  The Clinical Classifications Service and NICE work collaboratively to ensure the most appropriate classification codes are provided. Clinical Classifications Service — Health and Social Care Information Centre

     

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