ICD-10-CM Code M67

Other disorders of synovium and tendon

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

M67 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other disorders of synovium and tendon. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:M67
Short Description:Other disorders of synovium and tendon
Long Description:Other disorders of synovium and tendon

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

  • M67.0 - Short Achilles tendon (acquired)
  • M67.00 - Short Achilles tendon (acquired), unspecified ankle
  • M67.01 - Short Achilles tendon (acquired), right ankle
  • M67.02 - Short Achilles tendon (acquired), left ankle
  • M67.2 - Synovial hypertrophy, not elsewhere classified
  • M67.20 - Synovial hypertrophy, not elsewhere classified, unspecified site
  • M67.21 - Synovial hypertrophy, not elsewhere classified, shoulder
  • M67.211 - Synovial hypertrophy, not elsewhere classified, right shoulder
  • M67.212 - Synovial hypertrophy, not elsewhere classified, left shoulder
  • M67.219 - Synovial hypertrophy, not elsewhere classified, unspecified shoulder
  • M67.22 - Synovial hypertrophy, not elsewhere classified, upper arm
  • M67.221 - Synovial hypertrophy, not elsewhere classified, right upper arm
  • M67.222 - Synovial hypertrophy, not elsewhere classified, left upper arm
  • M67.229 - Synovial hypertrophy, not elsewhere classified, unspecified upper arm
  • M67.23 - Synovial hypertrophy, not elsewhere classified, forearm
  • M67.231 - Synovial hypertrophy, not elsewhere classified, right forearm
  • M67.232 - Synovial hypertrophy, not elsewhere classified, left forearm
  • M67.239 - Synovial hypertrophy, not elsewhere classified, unspecified forearm
  • M67.24 - Synovial hypertrophy, not elsewhere classified, hand
  • M67.241 - Synovial hypertrophy, not elsewhere classified, right hand
  • M67.242 - Synovial hypertrophy, not elsewhere classified, left hand
  • M67.249 - Synovial hypertrophy, not elsewhere classified, unspecified hand
  • M67.25 - Synovial hypertrophy, not elsewhere classified, thigh
  • M67.251 - Synovial hypertrophy, not elsewhere classified, right thigh
  • M67.252 - Synovial hypertrophy, not elsewhere classified, left thigh
  • M67.259 - Synovial hypertrophy, not elsewhere classified, unspecified thigh
  • M67.26 - Synovial hypertrophy, not elsewhere classified, lower leg
  • M67.261 - Synovial hypertrophy, not elsewhere classified, right lower leg
  • M67.262 - Synovial hypertrophy, not elsewhere classified, left lower leg
  • M67.269 - Synovial hypertrophy, not elsewhere classified, unspecified lower leg
  • M67.27 - Synovial hypertrophy, not elsewhere classified, ankle and foot
  • M67.271 - Synovial hypertrophy, not elsewhere classified, right ankle and foot
  • M67.272 - Synovial hypertrophy, not elsewhere classified, left ankle and foot
  • M67.279 - Synovial hypertrophy, not elsewhere classified, unspecified ankle and foot
  • M67.28 - Synovial hypertrophy, not elsewhere classified, other site
  • M67.29 - Synovial hypertrophy, not elsewhere classified, multiple sites
  • M67.3 - Transient synovitis
  • M67.30 - Transient synovitis, unspecified site
  • M67.31 - Transient synovitis, shoulder
  • M67.311 - Transient synovitis, right shoulder
  • M67.312 - Transient synovitis, left shoulder
  • M67.319 - Transient synovitis, unspecified shoulder
  • M67.32 - Transient synovitis, elbow
  • M67.321 - Transient synovitis, right elbow
  • M67.322 - Transient synovitis, left elbow
  • M67.329 - Transient synovitis, unspecified elbow
  • M67.33 - Transient synovitis, wrist
  • M67.331 - Transient synovitis, right wrist
  • M67.332 - Transient synovitis, left wrist
  • M67.339 - Transient synovitis, unspecified wrist
  • M67.34 - Transient synovitis, hand
  • M67.341 - Transient synovitis, right hand
  • M67.342 - Transient synovitis, left hand
  • M67.349 - Transient synovitis, unspecified hand
  • M67.35 - Transient synovitis, hip
  • M67.351 - Transient synovitis, right hip
  • M67.352 - Transient synovitis, left hip
  • M67.359 - Transient synovitis, unspecified hip
  • M67.36 - Transient synovitis, knee
  • M67.361 - Transient synovitis, right knee
  • M67.362 - Transient synovitis, left knee
  • M67.369 - Transient synovitis, unspecified knee
  • M67.37 - Transient synovitis, ankle and foot
  • M67.371 - Transient synovitis, right ankle and foot
  • M67.372 - Transient synovitis, left ankle and foot
  • M67.379 - Transient synovitis, unspecified ankle and foot
  • M67.38 - Transient synovitis, other site
  • M67.39 - Transient synovitis, multiple sites
  • M67.4 - Ganglion
  • M67.40 - Ganglion, unspecified site
  • M67.41 - Ganglion, shoulder
  • M67.411 - Ganglion, right shoulder
  • M67.412 - Ganglion, left shoulder
  • M67.419 - Ganglion, unspecified shoulder
  • M67.42 - Ganglion, elbow
  • M67.421 - Ganglion, right elbow
  • M67.422 - Ganglion, left elbow
  • M67.429 - Ganglion, unspecified elbow
  • M67.43 - Ganglion, wrist
  • M67.431 - Ganglion, right wrist
  • M67.432 - Ganglion, left wrist
  • M67.439 - Ganglion, unspecified wrist
  • M67.44 - Ganglion, hand
  • M67.441 - Ganglion, right hand
  • M67.442 - Ganglion, left hand
  • M67.449 - Ganglion, unspecified hand
  • M67.45 - Ganglion, hip
  • M67.451 - Ganglion, right hip
  • M67.452 - Ganglion, left hip
  • M67.459 - Ganglion, unspecified hip
  • M67.46 - Ganglion, knee
  • M67.461 - Ganglion, right knee
  • M67.462 - Ganglion, left knee
  • M67.469 - Ganglion, unspecified knee
  • M67.47 - Ganglion, ankle and foot
  • M67.471 - Ganglion, right ankle and foot
  • M67.472 - Ganglion, left ankle and foot
  • M67.479 - Ganglion, unspecified ankle and foot
  • M67.48 - Ganglion, other site
  • M67.49 - Ganglion, multiple sites
  • M67.5 - Plica syndrome
  • M67.50 - Plica syndrome, unspecified knee
  • M67.51 - Plica syndrome, right knee
  • M67.52 - Plica syndrome, left knee
  • M67.8 - Other specified disorders of synovium and tendon
  • M67.80 - Other specified disorders of synovium and tendon, unspecified site
  • M67.81 - Other specified disorders of synovium and tendon, shoulder
  • M67.811 - Other specified disorders of synovium, right shoulder
  • M67.812 - Other specified disorders of synovium, left shoulder
  • M67.813 - Other specified disorders of tendon, right shoulder
  • M67.814 - Other specified disorders of tendon, left shoulder
  • M67.819 - Other specified disorders of synovium and tendon, unspecified shoulder
  • M67.82 - Other specified disorders of synovium and tendon, elbow
  • M67.821 - Other specified disorders of synovium, right elbow
  • M67.822 - Other specified disorders of synovium, left elbow
  • M67.823 - Other specified disorders of tendon, right elbow
  • M67.824 - Other specified disorders of tendon, left elbow
  • M67.829 - Other specified disorders of synovium and tendon, unspecified elbow
  • M67.83 - Other specified disorders of synovium and tendon, wrist
  • M67.831 - Other specified disorders of synovium, right wrist
  • M67.832 - Other specified disorders of synovium, left wrist
  • M67.833 - Other specified disorders of tendon, right wrist
  • M67.834 - Other specified disorders of tendon, left wrist
  • M67.839 - Other specified disorders of synovium and tendon, unspecified wrist
  • M67.84 - Other specified disorders of synovium and tendon, hand
  • M67.841 - Other specified disorders of synovium, right hand
  • M67.842 - Other specified disorders of synovium, left hand
  • M67.843 - Other specified disorders of tendon, right hand
  • M67.844 - Other specified disorders of tendon, left hand
  • M67.849 - Other specified disorders of synovium and tendon, unspecified hand
  • M67.85 - Other specified disorders of synovium and tendon, hip
  • M67.851 - Other specified disorders of synovium, right hip
  • M67.852 - Other specified disorders of synovium, left hip
  • M67.853 - Other specified disorders of tendon, right hip
  • M67.854 - Other specified disorders of tendon, left hip
  • M67.859 - Other specified disorders of synovium and tendon, unspecified hip
  • M67.86 - Other specified disorders of synovium and tendon, knee
  • M67.861 - Other specified disorders of synovium, right knee
  • M67.862 - Other specified disorders of synovium, left knee
  • M67.863 - Other specified disorders of tendon, right knee
  • M67.864 - Other specified disorders of tendon, left knee
  • M67.869 - Other specified disorders of synovium and tendon, unspecified knee
  • M67.87 - Other specified disorders of synovium and tendon, ankle and foot
  • M67.871 - Other specified disorders of synovium, right ankle and foot
  • M67.872 - Other specified disorders of synovium, left ankle and foot
  • M67.873 - Other specified disorders of tendon, right ankle and foot
  • M67.874 - Other specified disorders of tendon, left ankle and foot
  • M67.879 - Other specified disorders of synovium and tendon, unspecified ankle and foot
  • M67.88 - Other specified disorders of synovium and tendon, other site
  • M67.89 - Other specified disorders of synovium and tendon, multiple sites
  • M67.9 - Unspecified disorder of synovium and tendon
  • M67.90 - Unspecified disorder of synovium and tendon, unspecified site
  • M67.91 - Unspecified disorder of synovium and tendon, shoulder
  • M67.911 - Unspecified disorder of synovium and tendon, right shoulder
  • M67.912 - Unspecified disorder of synovium and tendon, left shoulder
  • M67.919 - Unspecified disorder of synovium and tendon, unspecified shoulder
  • M67.92 - Unspecified disorder of synovium and tendon, upper arm
  • M67.921 - Unspecified disorder of synovium and tendon, right upper arm
  • M67.922 - Unspecified disorder of synovium and tendon, left upper arm
  • M67.929 - Unspecified disorder of synovium and tendon, unspecified upper arm
  • M67.93 - Unspecified disorder of synovium and tendon, forearm
  • M67.931 - Unspecified disorder of synovium and tendon, right forearm
  • M67.932 - Unspecified disorder of synovium and tendon, left forearm
  • M67.939 - Unspecified disorder of synovium and tendon, unspecified forearm
  • M67.94 - Unspecified disorder of synovium and tendon, hand
  • M67.941 - Unspecified disorder of synovium and tendon, right hand
  • M67.942 - Unspecified disorder of synovium and tendon, left hand
  • M67.949 - Unspecified disorder of synovium and tendon, unspecified hand
  • M67.95 - Unspecified disorder of synovium and tendon, thigh
  • M67.951 - Unspecified disorder of synovium and tendon, right thigh
  • M67.952 - Unspecified disorder of synovium and tendon, left thigh
  • M67.959 - Unspecified disorder of synovium and tendon, unspecified thigh
  • M67.96 - Unspecified disorder of synovium and tendon, lower leg
  • M67.961 - Unspecified disorder of synovium and tendon, right lower leg
  • M67.962 - Unspecified disorder of synovium and tendon, left lower leg
  • M67.969 - Unspecified disorder of synovium and tendon, unspecified lower leg
  • M67.97 - Unspecified disorder of synovium and tendon, ankle and foot
  • M67.971 - Unspecified disorder of synovium and tendon, right ankle and foot
  • M67.972 - Unspecified disorder of synovium and tendon, left ankle and foot
  • M67.979 - Unspecified disorder of synovium and tendon, unspecified ankle and foot
  • M67.98 - Unspecified disorder of synovium and tendon, other site
  • M67.99 - Unspecified disorder of synovium and tendon, multiple sites

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 M67:

Type 1 Excludes

Type 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • palmar fascial fibromatosis Dupuytren M72.0
  • tendinitis NOS M77.9
  • xanthomatosis localized to tendons E78.2

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00–M99)
    • Disorders of synovium and tendon (M65-M67)
      • Other disorders of synovium and tendon (M67)

Code History

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


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