M25 - Other joint disorder, not elsewhere classified

Version 2023
ICD-10:M25
Short Description:Other joint disorder, not elsewhere classified
Long Description:Other joint disorder, 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 joint disorder, not elsewhere classified (M25)

M25 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 other joint disorder, 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 Other joint disorder, not elsewhere classified

Non-specific codes like M25 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 joint disorder, not elsewhere classified:

  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M25.0 for Hemarthrosis
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M25.00 for Hemarthrosis, unspecified joint
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M25.01 for Hemarthrosis, shoulder
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M25.02 for Hemarthrosis, elbow
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M25.03 for Hemarthrosis, wrist
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M25.04 for Hemarthrosis, hand
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M25.05 for Hemarthrosis, hip
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M25.06 for Hemarthrosis, knee
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M25.07 for Hemarthrosis, ankle and foot
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M25.08 for Hemarthrosis, other specified site
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M25.1 for Fistula of joint
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M25.10 for Fistula, unspecified joint
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M25.11 for Fistula, shoulder
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M25.12 for Fistula, elbow
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M25.13 for Fistula, wrist
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M25.14 for Fistula, hand
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M25.15 for Fistula, hip
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M25.16 for Fistula, knee
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M25.17 for Fistula, ankle and foot
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M25.18 for Fistula, other specified site
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M25.2 for Flail joint
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M25.20 for Flail joint, unspecified joint
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M25.21 for Flail joint, shoulder
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M25.22 for Flail joint, elbow
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M25.23 for Flail joint, wrist
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M25.24 for Flail joint, hand
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M25.25 for Flail joint, hip
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M25.26 for Flail joint, knee
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M25.27 for Flail joint, ankle and foot
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M25.28 for Flail joint, other site
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M25.3 for Other instability of joint
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M25.30 for Other instability, unspecified joint
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M25.31 for Other instability, shoulder
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M25.32 for Other instability, elbow
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M25.33 for Other instability, wrist
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M25.34 for Other instability, hand
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M25.35 for Other instability, hip
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M25.36 for Other instability, knee
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M25.37 for Other instability, ankle and foot
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M25.39 for Other instability, other specified joint
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M25.4 for Effusion of joint
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M25.40 for Effusion, unspecified joint
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M25.41 for Effusion, shoulder
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M25.42 for Effusion, elbow
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M25.43 for Effusion, wrist
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M25.44 for Effusion, hand
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M25.45 for Effusion, hip
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M25.46 for Effusion, knee
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M25.47 for Effusion, ankle and foot
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M25.48 for Effusion, other site
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M25.5 for Pain in joint
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M25.50 for Pain in unspecified joint
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M25.51 for Pain in shoulder
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M25.52 for Pain in elbow
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M25.53 for Pain in wrist
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M25.54 for Pain in joints of hand
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M25.55 for Pain in hip
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M25.56 for Pain in knee
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M25.57 for Pain in ankle and joints of foot
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M25.59 for Pain in other specified joint
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M25.6 for Stiffness of joint, not elsewhere classified
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M25.60 for Stiffness of unspecified joint, not elsewhere classified
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M25.61 for Stiffness of shoulder, not elsewhere classified
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M25.62 for Stiffness of elbow, not elsewhere classified
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M25.63 for Stiffness of wrist, not elsewhere classified
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M25.64 for Stiffness of hand, not elsewhere classified
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M25.65 for Stiffness of hip, not elsewhere classified
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M25.66 for Stiffness of knee, not elsewhere classified
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M25.67 for Stiffness of ankle and foot, not elsewhere classified
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M25.69 for Stiffness of other specified joint, not elsewhere classified
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M25.7 for Osteophyte
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M25.70 for Osteophyte, unspecified joint
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M25.71 for Osteophyte, shoulder
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M25.72 for Osteophyte, elbow
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M25.73 for Osteophyte, wrist
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M25.74 for Osteophyte, hand
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M25.75 for Osteophyte, hip
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M25.76 for Osteophyte, knee
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M25.77 for Osteophyte, ankle and foot
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M25.78 for Osteophyte, vertebrae
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M25.8 for Other specified joint disorders
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M25.80 for Other specified joint disorders, unspecified joint
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M25.81 for Other specified joint disorders, shoulder
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M25.82 for Other specified joint disorders, elbow
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M25.83 for Other specified joint disorders, wrist
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M25.84 for Other specified joint disorders, hand
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M25.85 for Other specified joint disorders, hip
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M25.86 for Other specified joint disorders, knee
  • NON-BILLABLE CODE - M25.87 for Other specified joint disorders, ankle and foot
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use M25.9 for Joint disorder, unspecified

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 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


Joint Disorders

What are joints?

Your joints are places where two or more bones come together. Your shoulders, elbows, hips, knees, and knuckles are all joints. Your spine has joints, too.

But joints are more than bones. They include the soft tissues around them, such as cartilage, tendons and ligaments. Cartilage is the hard slippery flexible tissue that covers the ends of your bones at a joint. Tendons are tough, flexible bands that connect your muscles to your bones so you can move your joints. Ligaments connect the bones of the joint to each other to keep them stable when you move.

What are joint disorders?

Joint disorders are diseases or injuries that affect your joints. Injuries can happen because of overuse of a joint. Or you could have a sudden injury, such as an accident or a sports injury.

What diseases can affect the joints?

Many diseases can affect the joints. They often cause joint pain and make your joints stiff, red, or swollen. Most of them are chronic. That means they last a long time. Some may never go away completely. Some of the diseases that affect the joints include:

Treatments are different depending on the disease. But most treatments include medicines and therapies to relieve pain and other symptoms.

What types of joint disorders happen from sudden injuries?

Joint disorders from sudden injuries include:

Treatment depends on the type of injury. You can treat many sports injuries at home. But you should call your health care provider if you:

What types of joint disorders happen from overuse?

Overuse injuries usually damage the soft tissues of the joint. They can happen when you work a joint too hard by doing the same movements over and over. For example, you could get an overuse injury from playing a musical instrument, playing sports, or doing certain jobs, such as carpentry or painting.

Joint overuse injuries include:

The treatments for bursitis, tendinitis, and chronic strain are often the same. They usually include rest, keeping the injured joint higher than your heart, and taking medicine to reduce swelling. Your provider may recommend gentle exercise and other treatment. In some cases, your provider may suggest an injection (a shot) of medicine into the joint. If these do not help, you may need surgery.

How can I keep my joints healthy?

Getting enough physical activity is one of the most important things you can do to prevent or slow joint disorders. Activity strengthens the muscles around your joints and helps them work better.

When you play sports, wear the right equipment to protect your joints, such as knee pads. If you already have joint problems, ask your provider what type of activities are best for you.

NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases


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