M24.4 - Recurrent dislocation of joint

Version 2023
ICD-10:M24.4
Short Description:Recurrent dislocation of joint
Long Description:Recurrent dislocation of joint
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)

M24.4 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 recurrent dislocation of joint. 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 Recurrent dislocation of joint

Non-specific codes like M24.4 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 recurrent dislocation of joint:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M24.40 for Recurrent dislocation, unspecified joint
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M24.41 for Recurrent dislocation, shoulder
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M24.411 for Recurrent dislocation, right shoulder
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M24.412 for Recurrent dislocation, left shoulder
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M24.419 for Recurrent dislocation, unspecified shoulder
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M24.42 for Recurrent dislocation, elbow
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M24.421 for Recurrent dislocation, right elbow
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M24.422 for Recurrent dislocation, left elbow
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M24.429 for Recurrent dislocation, unspecified elbow
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M24.43 for Recurrent dislocation, wrist
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M24.431 for Recurrent dislocation, right wrist
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M24.432 for Recurrent dislocation, left wrist
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M24.439 for Recurrent dislocation, unspecified wrist
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M24.44 for Recurrent dislocation, hand and finger(s)
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M24.441 for Recurrent dislocation, right hand
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M24.442 for Recurrent dislocation, left hand
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M24.443 for Recurrent dislocation, unspecified hand
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M24.444 for Recurrent dislocation, right finger
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M24.445 for Recurrent dislocation, left finger
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M24.446 for Recurrent dislocation, unspecified finger
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M24.45 for Recurrent dislocation, hip
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M24.451 for Recurrent dislocation, right hip
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M24.452 for Recurrent dislocation, left hip
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M24.459 for Recurrent dislocation, unspecified hip
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M24.46 for Recurrent dislocation, knee
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M24.461 for Recurrent dislocation, right knee
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M24.462 for Recurrent dislocation, left knee
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M24.469 for Recurrent dislocation, unspecified knee
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M24.47 for Recurrent dislocation, ankle, foot and toes
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M24.471 for Recurrent dislocation, right ankle
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M24.472 for Recurrent dislocation, left ankle
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M24.473 for Recurrent dislocation, unspecified ankle
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M24.474 for Recurrent dislocation, right foot
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M24.475 for Recurrent dislocation, left foot
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M24.476 for Recurrent dislocation, unspecified foot
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M24.477 for Recurrent dislocation, right toe(s)
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M24.478 for Recurrent dislocation, left toe(s)
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M24.479 for Recurrent dislocation, unspecified toe(s)
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M24.49 for Recurrent dislocation, other specified joint

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

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Inclusion Terms

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Type 2 Excludes

Type 2 Excludes
A type 2 excludes note represents "Not included here". An excludes2 note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition represented by the code, but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When an Excludes2 note appears under a code, it is acceptable to use both the code and the excluded code together, when appropriate.

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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