ICD-10 Diagnosis Code M12.249

Villonodular synovitis (pigmented), unspecified hand

Diagnosis Code M12.249

ICD-10: M12.249
Short Description: Villonodular synovitis (pigmented), unspecified hand
Long Description: Villonodular synovitis (pigmented), unspecified hand
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code M12.249

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The code M12.249 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00–M99)
    • Inflammatory polyarthropathies (M05-M14)
      • Other and unspecified arthropathy (M12)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code M12.249 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)


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  • Mass of joint of hand
  • Mass of joint of hand
  • Mass of joint of hand
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of hand
  • Villonodular synovitis of distal interphalangeal joint of finger
  • Villonodular synovitis of metacarpophalangeal joint
  • Villonodular synovitis of proximal interphalangeal joint of finger
  • Villonodular synovitis of the hand
  • Villonodular synovitis of upper limb

Information for Patients

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
  • Joint pain
  • Joint swelling
  • Joint x-ray
  • Limited range of motion
  • Steroid injections - tendon, bursa, joint

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