ICD-10 Diagnosis Code M24.1

Other articular cartilage disorders

Diagnosis Code M24.1

ICD-10: M24.1
Short Description: Other articular cartilage disorders
Long Description: Other articular cartilage disorders
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code M24.1

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

Information for Medical Professionals

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code M24.1 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Cartilage Disorders

Cartilage is the tough but flexible tissue that covers the ends of your bones at a joint. It also gives shape and support to other parts of your body, such as your ears, nose and windpipe. Healthy cartilage helps you move by allowing your bones to glide over each other. It also protects bones by preventing them from rubbing against each other.

Injured, inflamed, or damaged cartilage can cause symptoms such as pain and limited movement. It can also lead to joint damage and deformity. Causes of cartilage problems include

  • Tears and injuries, such as sports injuries
  • Genetic factors
  • Other disorders, such as some types of arthritis

Osteoarthritis results from breakdown of cartilage.

NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

  • Costochondritis
  • Meniscus tears -- aftercare
  • Pectus carinatum
  • Pectus excavatum
  • Perichondritis
  • What Are Growth Plate Injuries? - NIH (National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases)

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