M24.44 - Recurrent dislocation, hand and finger(s)

Version 2023
ICD-10:M24.44
Short Description:Recurrent dislocation, hand and finger(s)
Long Description:Recurrent dislocation, hand and finger(s)
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)

M24.44 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, hand and finger(s). 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, hand and finger(s)

Non-specific codes like M24.44 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, 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

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


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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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:


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Hand Injuries and Disorders

No matter how old you are or what you do for a living, you are always using your hands. When there is something wrong with them, you may not be able to do your regular activities.

Hand problems include :


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