ICD-10 Diagnosis Code M70.049

Crepitant synovitis (acute) (chronic), unspecified hand

Diagnosis Code M70.049

ICD-10: M70.049
Short Description: Crepitant synovitis (acute) (chronic), unspecified hand
Long Description: Crepitant synovitis (acute) (chronic), unspecified hand
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code M70.049

Valid for Submission
The code M70.049 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00–M99)
    • Other soft tissue disorders (M70-M79)
      • Soft tissue disorders related to use, overuse and pressure (M70)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code M70.049 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)

  • TENDONITIS, MYOSITIS AND BURSITIS WITH MCC 557
  • TENDONITIS, MYOSITIS AND BURSITIS WITHOUT MCC 558

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Synonyms
  • Chronic crepitant synovitis of hand and wrist

Information for Patients


Hand Injuries and Disorders

No matter how old you are or what you do for a living, you are always using your hands. When there is something wrong with them, you may not be able to do your regular activities.

Hand problems include

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome - compression of a nerve as it goes through the wrist, often making your fingers feel numb
  • Injuries that result in fractures, ruptured ligaments and dislocations
  • Osteoarthritis - wear-and-tear arthritis, which can also cause deformity
  • Tendinitis - irritation of the tendons
  • Disorders and injuries of your fingers and thumb

  • Brachial plexopathy
  • Claw hand
  • Dupuytrens contracture
  • Hand fracture - aftercare
  • Hand or foot spasms
  • Hand x-ray
  • Radial nerve dysfunction
  • Ulnar nerve dysfunction


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