ICD-10-CM Code M77.8

Other enthesopathies, not elsewhere classified

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

M77.8 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other enthesopathies, not elsewhere classified. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code M77.8 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like bone spur of left elbow, bone spur of left hand, bone spur of right elbow, bone spur of right hand, enthesitis, enthesopathy of elbow region, etc

ICD-10:M77.8
Short Description:Other enthesopathies, not elsewhere classified
Long Description:Other enthesopathies, not elsewhere classified

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 M77.8 are found in the index:


Synonyms

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

  • Bone spur of left elbow
  • Bone spur of left hand
  • Bone spur of right elbow
  • Bone spur of right hand
  • Enthesitis
  • Enthesopathy of elbow region
  • Enthesopathy of left wrist
  • Enthesopathy of right wrist
  • Enthesopathy of wrist AND/OR carpus
  • Enthesopathy of wrist and/or hand
  • Epicondylitis
  • Exostosis of left hand
  • Exostosis of right hand
  • Mass of joint of left elbow
  • Mass of joint of right elbow
  • Peripheral enthesopathies and allied syndromes
  • Peripheral enthesopathy
  • Retropharyngeal tendinitis
  • Tendinitis of elbow or forearm

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code M77.8 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V37.0 What are Diagnostic Related Groups?
The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC).
applicable from 10/01/2019 through 09/30/2020.

  • 557 - TENDONITIS, MYOSITIS AND BURSITIS WITH MCC
  • 558 - TENDONITIS, MYOSITIS AND BURSITIS WITHOUT MCC

Convert M77.8 to ICD-9

  • 726.8 - Periph enthesopathy NEC (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00–M99)
    • Other soft tissue disorders (M70-M79)
      • Other enthesopathies (M77)

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


Connective Tissue Disorders

Your connective tissue supports many different parts of your body, such as your skin, eyes, and heart. It is like a "cellular glue" that gives your body parts their shape and helps keep them strong. It also helps some of your tissues do their work. It is made of many kinds of proteins. Cartilage and fat are types of connective tissue.

Over 200 disorders that impact connective tissue. There are different types:

  • Genetic disorders, such as Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, Marfan syndrome, and osteogenesis imperfecta
  • Autoimmune disorders, such as lupus and scleroderma
  • Cancers, like some types of soft tissue sarcoma

Each disorder has its own symptoms and needs different treatment.

NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases


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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.

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