ICD-10 Code M26.69

Other specified disorders of temporomandibular joint

Version 2019 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

M26.69 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other specified disorders of temporomandibular joint. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10: M26.69
Short Description:Other specified disorders of temporomandibular joint
Long Description:Other specified disorders of temporomandibular joint

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00–M99)
    • Dentofacial anomalies [including malocclusion] and other disorders of jaw (M26-M27)
      • Dentofacial anomalies [including malocclusion] (M26)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (first year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA mandated 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 Medical Professionals

Convert M26.69 to ICD-9

The following crosswalk between ICD-10 to ICD-9 is based based on the General Equivalence Mappings (GEMS) information:

  • 524.60 - TMJ disorders NOS (Approximate Flag)
  • 524.69 - Other specf TMJ disordrs (Approximate Flag)

Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Abnormal form of temporomandibular joint fossa
  • Absence of mandibular condyle
  • Arthritis of left temporomandibular joint
  • Arthritis of right temporomandibular joint
  • Arthritis of temporomandibular joint
  • Atypical appearance of mandibular condyle
  • Bilateral crepitus of temporomandibular joints on opening
  • Bilateral derangement of temporomandibular joints
  • Bilateral popping of temporomandibular joints on opening
  • Bilateral temporomandibular joint arthritis
  • Capsulitis of bilateral temporomandibular joints
  • Capsulitis of left temporomandibular joint
  • Capsulitis of right temporomandibular joint
  • Crepitus of left temporomandibular joint on opening
  • Crepitus of right temporomandibular joint on opening
  • Derangement of left temporomandibular joint
  • Derangement of right temporomandibular joint
  • Derangement of temporomandibular joint
  • Gouty arthritis of temporomandibular joint
  • Intermittent locking of temporomandibular joint
  • Jaw claudication
  • Mandibular coronoid process impingement
  • Popping of left temporomandibular joint on opening
  • Popping of right temporomandibular joint on opening
  • Recurrent dislocation of bilateral temporomandibular joints
  • Recurrent dislocation of left temporomandibular joint
  • Recurrent dislocation of right temporomandibular joint
  • Recurrent dislocation of temporomandibular joint
  • Recurrent subluxation of bilateral temporomandibular joints
  • Recurrent subluxation of left temporomandibular joint
  • Recurrent subluxation of right temporomandibular joint
  • Recurrent subluxation of temporomandibular joint
  • Retrodiscitis of temporomandibular joint
  • Temporomandibular dysplasia
  • Temporomandibular joint capsulitis
  • Temporomandibular joint crepitus
  • Temporomandibular joint crepitus on opening of jaw
  • Temporomandibular joint deformity
  • Temporomandibular joint dislocation - non-traumatic
  • Temporomandibular joint effusion
  • Temporomandibular joint hypermobility
  • Temporomandibular joint inflamed
  • Temporomandibular joint internal derangement
  • Temporomandibular joint laxity
  • Temporomandibular joint locking
  • Temporomandibular joint popping on opening
  • Temporomandibular joint unstable
  • Temporomandibular subluxation
  • Tenderness of temporomandibular joint
  • Tenderness of temporomandibular joint on palpation

Index to Diseases and Injuries

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 the code M26.69 are found in the index:


Information for Patients


Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) connects your jaw to the side of your head. When it works well, it enables you to talk, chew, and yawn. For people with TMJ dysfunction, problems with the joint and muscles around it may cause

  • Pain that travels through the face, jaw, or neck
  • Stiff jaw muscles
  • Limited movement or locking of the jaw
  • Painful clicking or popping in the jaw
  • A change in the way the upper and lower teeth fit together

Jaw pain may go away with little or no treatment. Treatment may include simple things you can do yourself, such as eating soft foods or applying ice packs. It may also include pain medicines or devices to insert in your mouth. In very rare cases, you might need surgery.

NIH: National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research


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ICD-10 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
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.

  • Approximate Flag - The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
  • No Map Flag - The no map flag indicates that a code in the source system is not linked to any code in the target system.
  • Combination Flag - The combination flag indicates that more than one code in the target system is required to satisfy the full equivalent meaning of a code in the source system.