M24.03 - Loose body in wrist

Version 2023
ICD-10:M24.03
Short Description:Loose body in wrist
Long Description:Loose body in wrist
Status: Not Valid for Submission
Version:ICD-10-CM 2023
Code Classification:
  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00–M99)
    • Other joint disorders (M20-M25)
      • Other specific joint derangements (M24)

M24.03 is a non-specific and non-billable ICD-10 code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of loose body in wrist. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2023 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.

Specific Coding for Loose body in wrist

Non-specific codes like M24.03 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for loose body in wrist:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M24.031 for Loose body in right wrist
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M24.032 for Loose body in left wrist
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M24.039 for Loose body in unspecified wrist

Index to Diseases and Injuries References

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for this diagnosis code are found in the injuries and diseases index:

Patient Education


Wrist Injuries and Disorders

Your wrist connects your hand to your forearm. It is not one big joint; it has several small joints. This makes it flexible and allows you to move your hand in different ways. The wrist has two big forearm bones and eight small bones known as carpals. It also has tendons and ligaments, which are connective tissues. Tendons connect muscles to bones. Ligaments connect bones to each other.

What are the types of wrist injuries and disorders?

Some of the more common types of wrist injuries and disorders are:

Who is at risk for wrist injuries and disorders?

Certain things can put you at higher risk of having a wrist problem, including:

What are the symptoms of wrist injuries and disorders?

The symptoms of a wrist problem can vary, depending on the problem. A common symptom is wrist pain. Some other possible symptoms include swelling, a decrease in wrist strength, and sudden numbness or tingling.

How are wrist injuries and disorders diagnosed?

Your health care provider may use many tools to make a diagnosis:

What are the treatments for wrist injuries and disorders?

Treatments for wrist pain depends on the type of injury or disorder. They may include:

Can wrist injuries and disorders be prevented?

To try to prevent wrist problems, you can:


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