Alphabetical Index

Use the alphabetical index for the main term loose to review the available sub terms and properly select the ICD-10 code with the highest degree of specificity. Instructional notations will guide the coder with information such as "see", "see also", "with", "without", "due to", and "code by site".

  • Loose - See Also: condition;
    • body
      • joint - M24.00 Loose body in unspecified joint
        • ankle - M24.07 Loose body in ankle and toe joints
        • elbow - M24.02 Loose body in elbow
        • hand - M24.04 Loose body in finger joints
        • hip - M24.05 Loose body in hip
        • knee - M23.4 Loose body in knee
        • shoulder (region) - M24.01 Loose body in shoulder
        • specified site NEC - M24.08 Loose body, other site
        • toe - M24.07 Loose body in ankle and toe joints
        • vertebra - M24.08 Loose body, other site
        • wrist - M24.03 Loose body in wrist
      • knee - M23.4 Loose body in knee
      • sheath, tendon - See: Disorder, tendon, specified type NEC;
    • cartilage - See: Loose, body, joint;
    • skin and subcutaneous tissue (following bariatric surgery weight loss) (following dietary weight loss) - L98.7 Excessive and redundant skin and subcutaneous tissue
    • tooth, teeth - K08.89 Other specified disorders of teeth and supporting structures

Clinical Terms

The following are some of the clinical term definitions related or applicable to loose within the ICD-10 index for Diseases and Injuries.

Ankle: The region of the lower limb between the FOOT and the LEG.

Cartilage: A non-vascular form of connective tissue composed of CHONDROCYTES embedded in a matrix that includes CHONDROITIN SULFATE and various types of FIBRILLAR COLLAGEN. There are three major types: HYALINE CARTILAGE; FIBROCARTILAGE; and ELASTIC CARTILAGE.

Elbow: Region of the body immediately surrounding and including the ELBOW JOINT.

Hand: The distal part of the arm beyond the wrist in humans and primates, that includes the palm, fingers, and thumb.

Hip: The projecting part on each side of the body, formed by the side of the pelvis and the top portion of the femur.

Joints: Also known as articulations, these are points of connection between the ends of certain separate bones, or where the borders of other bones are juxtaposed.

Knee: A region of the lower extremity immediately surrounding and including the KNEE JOINT.

Toes: Any one of five terminal digits of the vertebrate FOOT.

Spine: The spinal or vertebral column.

Wrist: The region of the upper limb between the metacarpus and the FOREARM.