2021 ICD-10-CM Code M24.8

Other specific joint derangements, not elsewhere classified

Version 2021
Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

M24.8 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other specific joint derangements, not elsewhere classified. The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 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.

ICD-10:M24.8
Short Description:Other specific joint derangements, not elsewhere classified
Long Description:Other specific joint derangements, not elsewhere classified

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Other specific joint derangements, not elsewhere classified

Header codes like M24.8 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 other specific joint derangements, not elsewhere classified:

  • M24.80 - Other specific joint derangements of unspecified joint, not elsewhere classified
  • M24.81 - Other specific joint derangements of shoulder, not elsewhere classified
  • M24.811 - Other specific joint derangements of right shoulder, not elsewhere classified
  • M24.812 - Other specific joint derangements of left shoulder, not elsewhere classified
  • M24.819 - Other specific joint derangements of unspecified shoulder, not elsewhere classified
  • M24.82 - Other specific joint derangements of elbow, not elsewhere classified
  • M24.821 - Other specific joint derangements of right elbow, not elsewhere classified
  • M24.822 - Other specific joint derangements of left elbow, not elsewhere classified
  • M24.829 - Other specific joint derangements of unspecified elbow, not elsewhere classified
  • M24.83 - Other specific joint derangements of wrist, not elsewhere classified
  • M24.831 - Other specific joint derangements of right wrist, not elsewhere classified
  • M24.832 - Other specific joint derangements of left wrist, not elsewhere classified
  • M24.839 - Other specific joint derangements of unspecified wrist, not elsewhere classified
  • M24.84 - Other specific joint derangements of hand, not elsewhere classified
  • M24.841 - Other specific joint derangements of right hand, not elsewhere classified
  • M24.842 - Other specific joint derangements of left hand, not elsewhere classified
  • M24.849 - Other specific joint derangements of unspecified hand, not elsewhere classified
  • M24.85 - Other specific joint derangements of hip, not elsewhere classified
  • M24.851 - Other specific joint derangements of right hip, not elsewhere classified
  • M24.852 - Other specific joint derangements of left hip, not elsewhere classified
  • M24.859 - Other specific joint derangements of unspecified hip, not elsewhere classified
  • M24.87 - Other specific joint derangements of ankle and foot, not elsewhere classified
  • M24.871 - Other specific joint derangements of right ankle, not elsewhere classified
  • M24.872 - Other specific joint derangements of left ankle, not elsewhere classified
  • M24.873 - Other specific joint derangements of unspecified ankle, not elsewhere classified
  • M24.874 - Other specific joint derangements of right foot, not elsewhere classified
  • M24.875 - Other specific joint derangements left foot, not elsewhere classified
  • M24.876 - Other specific joint derangements of unspecified foot, not elsewhere classified
  • M24.89 - Other specific joint derangement 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 guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code M24.8:


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.

Information for Patients


Joint Disorders

A joint is where two or more bones come together, like the knee, hip, elbow, or shoulder. Joints can be damaged by many types of injuries or diseases, including

Treatment of joint problems depends on the cause. If you have a sports injury, treatment often begins with the RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation) method to relieve pain, reduce swelling, and speed healing. Other possible treatments include pain relievers, keeping the injured area from moving, rehabilitation, and sometimes surgery. For arthritis, injuries, or other diseases, you may need joint replacement surgery to remove the damaged joint and put in a new one.

NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases


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Code History

  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)