ICD-10 Diagnosis Code M25.9

Joint disorder, unspecified

Diagnosis Code M25.9

ICD-10: M25.9
Short Description: Joint disorder, unspecified
Long Description: Joint disorder, unspecified
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code M25.9

Valid for Submission
The code M25.9 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00–M99)
    • Other joint disorders (M20-M25)
      • Other joint disorder, not elsewhere classified (M25)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code M25.9 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)

  • 555 - SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM AND CONNECTIVE TISSUE WITH MCC
  • 556 - SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM AND CONNECTIVE TISSUE WITHOUT MCC

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Synonyms
  • Acquired lordosis
  • Bone AND/OR joint disorder in mother complicating pregnancy, childbirth AND/OR puerperium
  • Bone AND/OR joint disorder of back in mother complicating pregnancy, childbirth AND/OR puerperium
  • Bone AND/OR joint disorder of lower extremities in mother complicating pregnancy, childbirth AND/OR puerperium
  • Bone AND/OR joint disorder of pelvis in mother complicating pregnancy, childbirth AND/OR puerperium
  • Disorder of acromioclavicular joint
  • Disorder of ankle
  • Disorder of ankle joint
  • Disorder of elbow
  • Disorder of glenohumeral joint
  • Disorder of hip joint
  • Disorder of joint of ankle and/or foot
  • Disorder of joint of foot
  • Disorder of joint of shoulder region
  • Disorder of knee
  • Disorder of wrist joint
  • Dysfunction of cervicothoracic region
  • Joint problem
  • Lordosis deformity of spine
  • Lordosis in hip disease
  • On examination - elbow joint abnormal
  • On examination - hip joint abnormal
  • On examination - joint abnormal
  • On examination - knee joint abnormal
  • On examination - multiple joint abnormal
  • On examination - neck joint abnormal
  • On examination - shoulder joint abnormal
  • On examination - wrist joint abnormal
  • Rheumatology disorder - joints affected
  • Sacroiliac disorder

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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