ICD-10 Diagnosis Code M24.20

Disorder of ligament, unspecified site

Diagnosis Code M24.20

ICD-10: M24.20
Short Description: Disorder of ligament, unspecified site
Long Description: Disorder of ligament, unspecified site
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code M24.20

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

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code M24.20 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)


Convert to ICD-9 Additional informationCallout TooltipGeneral Equivalence Map
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.

  • Calcification of ligament
  • Deficiency of posterior cruciate ligament
  • Disorder of ligament
  • Inflammation of ligament
  • Laxity of ligament
  • Lesion of ligaments of pelvic region
  • Ligamentous laxity of pelvic region
  • Muscle, ligament and fascia disorders
  • Old partial tear posterior cruciate ligament
  • Old posterolateral capsular complex tear

Information for Patients

Sprains and Strains

A sprain is a stretched or torn ligament. Ligaments are tissues that connect bones at a joint. Falling, twisting, or getting hit can all cause a sprain. Ankle and wrist sprains are common. Symptoms include pain, swelling, bruising, and being unable to move your joint. You might feel a pop or tear when the injury happens.

A strain is a stretched or torn muscle or tendon. Tendons are tissues that connect muscle to bone. Twisting or pulling these tissues can cause a strain. Strains can happen suddenly or develop over time. Back and hamstring muscle strains are common. Many people get strains playing sports. Symptoms include pain, muscle spasms, swelling, and trouble moving the muscle.

At first, treatment of both sprains and strains usually involves resting the injured area, icing it, wearing a bandage or device that compresses the area, and medicines. Later treatment might include exercise and physical therapy.

NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

  • Ankle sprain - aftercare
  • Elbow sprain -- aftercare
  • Foot sprain - aftercare
  • Hamstring strain - aftercare
  • Hip flexor strain -- aftercare
  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Tendon repair
  • Wrist sprain - aftercare

[Read More]
Previous Code
Previous Code M24.2
Next Code
M24.21 Next Code