ICD-10-CM Code M24.4

Recurrent dislocation of joint

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

M24.4 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of recurrent dislocation of joint. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

Short Description:Recurrent dislocation of joint
Long Description:Recurrent dislocation of joint

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

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

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 guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code M24.4:

Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
  • Recurrent subluxation of joint

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.

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00–M99)
    • Other joint disorders (M20-M25)
      • Other specific joint derangements (M24)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020

Information for Patients


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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