Valid for Submission
M21.241 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of flexion deformity, right finger joints. The code M21.241 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code M21.241 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like flexion deformity of finger of bilateral hands, flexion deformity of finger of left hand or flexion deformity of finger of right hand.
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Flexion deformity of finger of bilateral hands
- Flexion deformity of finger of left hand
- Flexion deformity of finger of right hand
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
Convert M21.241 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code M21.241 its ICD-9 equivalent. The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 code and the ICD-9 code and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.
Information for Patients
Finger Injuries and Disorders
You use your fingers and thumbs to do everything from grasping objects to playing musical instruments to typing. When there is something wrong with them, it can make life difficult. Common problems include
- Injuries that result in fractures, ruptured ligaments and dislocations
- Osteoarthritis - wear-and-tear arthritis. It can also cause deformity.
- Tendinitis - irritation of the tendons
- Dupuytren's contracture - a hereditary thickening of the tough tissue that lies just below the skin of your palm. It causes the fingers to stiffen and bend.
- Trigger finger - an irritation of the sheath that surrounds the flexor tendons. It can cause the tendon to catch and release like a trigger.
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