ICD-10 Diagnosis Code M25.549

Pain in joints of unspecified hand

Diagnosis Code M25.549

ICD-10: M25.549
Short Description: Pain in joints of unspecified hand
Long Description: Pain in joints of unspecified hand
This is the 2019 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code M25.549

Valid for Submission
The code M25.549 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00–M99)
    • Other joint disorders (M20-M25)
      • Other joint disorder, not elsewhere classified (M25)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code M25.549 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)

  • 555 - SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM AND CONNECTIVE TISSUE WITH MCC
  • 556 - SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM AND CONNECTIVE TISSUE WITHOUT MCC

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The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.

Synonyms
  • Distal interphalangeal joint of finger pain
  • Finger joint - tender
  • Finger joint painful on movement
  • Hand joint pain
  • Metacarpophalangeal joint pain
  • Pain in finger
  • Pain in finger
  • Pain in finger
  • Proximal interphalangeal joint of finger pain
  • Thumb joint - tender

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code M25.549 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:


Replacement Code Additional informationCallout TooltipReplacement Code
The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has published an update to the ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes which became effective October 1, 2018. This is a new and revised code for the FY 2019 (October 1, 2018-September 30, 2019).

This code replaces the following previously assigned ICD-10 code(s) listed below:
  • M79.643 - Pain in unspecified hand


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

  • Arthritis - inflammation of a joint. It causes pain, stiffness, and swelling. Over time, the joint can become severely damaged.
  • Bursitis - inflammation of a fluid-filled sac that cushions the joint
  • Dislocations - injuries that force the ends of the bones out of position

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

  • Hypermobile joints (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Joint pain (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Joint swelling (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Joint x-ray (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Limited range of motion (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Steroid injections - tendon, bursa, joint (Medical Encyclopedia)


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