ICD-10-CM Code S63.26

Dislocation of metacarpophalangeal joint of finger

Version 2021 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

S63.26 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of dislocation of metacarpophalangeal joint of finger. The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:S63.26
Short Description:Dislocation of metacarpophalangeal joint of finger
Long Description:Dislocation of metacarpophalangeal joint of finger

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

  • S63.260 - Dislocation of metacarpophalangeal joint of right index finger
  • S63.260A - Dislocation of metacarpophalangeal joint of right index finger, initial encounter
  • S63.260D - Dislocation of metacarpophalangeal joint of right index finger, subsequent encounter
  • S63.260S - Dislocation of metacarpophalangeal joint of right index finger, sequela
  • S63.261 - Dislocation of metacarpophalangeal joint of left index finger
  • S63.261A - Dislocation of metacarpophalangeal joint of left index finger, initial encounter
  • S63.261D - Dislocation of metacarpophalangeal joint of left index finger, subsequent encounter
  • S63.261S - Dislocation of metacarpophalangeal joint of left index finger, sequela
  • S63.262 - Dislocation of metacarpophalangeal joint of right middle finger
  • S63.262A - Dislocation of metacarpophalangeal joint of right middle finger, initial encounter
  • S63.262D - Dislocation of metacarpophalangeal joint of right middle finger, subsequent encounter
  • S63.262S - Dislocation of metacarpophalangeal joint of right middle finger, sequela
  • S63.263 - Dislocation of metacarpophalangeal joint of left middle finger
  • S63.263A - Dislocation of metacarpophalangeal joint of left middle finger, initial encounter
  • S63.263D - Dislocation of metacarpophalangeal joint of left middle finger, subsequent encounter
  • S63.263S - Dislocation of metacarpophalangeal joint of left middle finger, sequela
  • S63.264 - Dislocation of metacarpophalangeal joint of right ring finger
  • S63.264A - Dislocation of metacarpophalangeal joint of right ring finger, initial encounter
  • S63.264D - Dislocation of metacarpophalangeal joint of right ring finger, subsequent encounter
  • S63.264S - Dislocation of metacarpophalangeal joint of right ring finger, sequela
  • S63.265 - Dislocation of metacarpophalangeal joint of left ring finger
  • S63.265A - Dislocation of metacarpophalangeal joint of left ring finger, initial encounter
  • S63.265D - Dislocation of metacarpophalangeal joint of left ring finger, subsequent encounter
  • S63.265S - Dislocation of metacarpophalangeal joint of left ring finger, sequela
  • S63.266 - Dislocation of metacarpophalangeal joint of right little finger
  • S63.266A - Dislocation of metacarpophalangeal joint of right little finger, initial encounter
  • S63.266D - Dislocation of metacarpophalangeal joint of right little finger, subsequent encounter
  • S63.266S - Dislocation of metacarpophalangeal joint of right little finger, sequela
  • S63.267 - Dislocation of metacarpophalangeal joint of left little finger
  • S63.267A - Dislocation of metacarpophalangeal joint of left little finger, initial encounter
  • S63.267D - Dislocation of metacarpophalangeal joint of left little finger, subsequent encounter
  • S63.267S - Dislocation of metacarpophalangeal joint of left little finger, sequela
  • S63.268 - Dislocation of metacarpophalangeal joint of other finger
  • S63.268A - Dislocation of metacarpophalangeal joint of other finger, initial encounter
  • S63.268D - Dislocation of metacarpophalangeal joint of other finger, subsequent encounter
  • S63.268S - Dislocation of metacarpophalangeal joint of other finger, sequela
  • S63.269 - Dislocation of metacarpophalangeal joint of unspecified finger
  • S63.269A - Dislocation of metacarpophalangeal joint of unspecified finger, initial encounter
  • S63.269D - Dislocation of metacarpophalangeal joint of unspecified finger, subsequent encounter
  • S63.269S - Dislocation of metacarpophalangeal joint of unspecified finger, sequela

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 S63.26 are found in the index:


Code Classification

  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the wrist, hand and fingers (S60-S69)
      • Dislocation and sprain of joints and ligaments at wrs/hnd lv (S63)

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
  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021

Information for Patients


Dislocations

Dislocations are joint injuries that force the ends of your bones out of position. The cause is often a fall or a blow, sometimes from playing a contact sport. You can dislocate your ankles, knees, shoulders, hips, elbows and jaw. You can also dislocate your finger and toe joints. Dislocated joints often are swollen, very painful and visibly out of place. You may not be able to move it.

A dislocated joint is an emergency. If you have one, seek medical attention. Treatment depends on which joint you dislocate and the severity of the injury. It might include manipulations to reposition your bones, medicine, a splint or sling, and rehabilitation. When properly repositioned, a joint will usually function and move normally again in a few weeks. Once you dislocate a shoulder or kneecap, you are more likely to dislocate it again. Wearing protective gear during sports may help prevent dislocations.

  • Dislocated shoulder - aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Dislocation (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Kneecap dislocation (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Kneecap dislocation - aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Nursemaid's elbow (Medical Encyclopedia)

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Finger Injuries and Disorders

You use your fingers and thumbs to do everything from grasping objects to playing musical instruments to typing. When there is something wrong with them, it can make life difficult. Common problems include

  • Injuries that result in fractures, ruptured ligaments and dislocations
  • Osteoarthritis - wear-and-tear arthritis. It can also cause deformity.
  • Tendinitis - irritation of the tendons
  • Dupuytren's contracture - a hereditary thickening of the tough tissue that lies just below the skin of your palm. It causes the fingers to stiffen and bend.
  • Trigger finger - an irritation of the sheath that surrounds the flexor tendons. It can cause the tendon to catch and release like a trigger.
  • Claw hand (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Clubbing of the fingers or toes (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Finger pain (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Mallet finger - aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Polydactyly (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Smashed fingers (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Trigger finger (Medical Encyclopedia)

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