M24.3 - Pathological dislocation of joint, not elsewhere classified

Version 2023
ICD-10:M24.3
Short Description:Pathological dislocation of joint, not elsewhere classified
Long Description:Pathological dislocation of joint, not elsewhere classified
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)

M24.3 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 pathological dislocation of joint, not elsewhere classified. 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 Pathological dislocation of joint, not elsewhere classified

Non-specific codes like M24.3 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 pathological dislocation of joint, not elsewhere classified:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M24.30 for Pathological dislocation of unspecified joint, not elsewhere classified
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M24.31 for Pathological dislocation of shoulder, not elsewhere classified
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M24.311 for Pathological dislocation of right shoulder, not elsewhere classified
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M24.312 for Pathological dislocation of left shoulder, not elsewhere classified
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M24.319 for Pathological dislocation of unspecified shoulder, not elsewhere classified
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M24.32 for Pathological dislocation of elbow, not elsewhere classified
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M24.321 for Pathological dislocation of right elbow, not elsewhere classified
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M24.322 for Pathological dislocation of left elbow, not elsewhere classified
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M24.329 for Pathological dislocation of unspecified elbow, not elsewhere classified
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M24.33 for Pathological dislocation of wrist, not elsewhere classified
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M24.331 for Pathological dislocation of right wrist, not elsewhere classified
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M24.332 for Pathological dislocation of left wrist, not elsewhere classified
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M24.339 for Pathological dislocation of unspecified wrist, not elsewhere classified
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M24.34 for Pathological dislocation of hand, not elsewhere classified
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M24.341 for Pathological dislocation of right hand, not elsewhere classified
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M24.342 for Pathological dislocation of left hand, not elsewhere classified
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M24.349 for Pathological dislocation of unspecified hand, not elsewhere classified
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M24.35 for Pathological dislocation of hip, not elsewhere classified
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M24.351 for Pathological dislocation of right hip, not elsewhere classified
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M24.352 for Pathological dislocation of left hip, not elsewhere classified
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M24.359 for Pathological dislocation of unspecified hip, not elsewhere classified
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M24.36 for Pathological dislocation of knee, not elsewhere classified
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M24.361 for Pathological dislocation of right knee, not elsewhere classified
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M24.362 for Pathological dislocation of left knee, not elsewhere classified
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M24.369 for Pathological dislocation of unspecified knee, not elsewhere classified
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M24.37 for Pathological dislocation of ankle and foot, not elsewhere classified
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M24.371 for Pathological dislocation of right ankle, not elsewhere classified
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M24.372 for Pathological dislocation of left ankle, not elsewhere classified
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M24.373 for Pathological dislocation of unspecified ankle, not elsewhere classified
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M24.374 for Pathological dislocation of right foot, not elsewhere classified
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M24.375 for Pathological dislocation of left foot, not elsewhere classified
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M24.376 for Pathological dislocation of unspecified foot, not elsewhere classified
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M24.39 for Pathological dislocation of other specified joint, not elsewhere classified

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to this diagnosis code:


Type 1 Excludes

Type 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.

Patient Education


Dislocations

Dislocations are joint injuries that force the ends of your bones out of position. The cause is often a fall or a blow, sometimes from playing a contact sport. You can dislocate your ankles, knees, shoulders, hips, elbows and jaw. You can also dislocate your finger and toe joints. Dislocated joints often are swollen, very painful and visibly out of place. You may not be able to move it.

A dislocated joint is an emergency. If you have one, seek medical attention. Treatment depends on which joint you dislocate and the severity of the injury. It might include manipulations to reposition your bones, medicine, a splint or sling, and rehabilitation. When properly repositioned, a joint will usually function and move normally again in a few weeks. Once you dislocate a shoulder or kneecap, you are more likely to dislocate it again. Wearing protective gear during sports may help prevent dislocations.


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