ICD-10 Diagnosis Code M21.249

Flexion deformity, unspecified finger joints

Diagnosis Code M21.249

ICD-10: M21.249
Short Description: Flexion deformity, unspecified finger joints
Long Description: Flexion deformity, unspecified finger joints
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code M21.249

Valid for Submission
The code M21.249 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00–M99)
    • Other joint disorders (M20-M25)
      • Other acquired deformities of limbs (M21)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code M21.249 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)

  • 564 - OTHER MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM AND CONNECTIVE TISSUE DIAGNOSES WITH MCC
  • 565 - OTHER MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM AND CONNECTIVE TISSUE DIAGNOSES WITH CC
  • 566 - OTHER MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM AND CONNECTIVE TISSUE DIAGNOSES WITHOUT CC/MCC

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Synonyms
  • Acquired fixed flexion deformity of finger
  • Acquired fixed flexion deformity of joint of upper limb
  • Acquired fixed flexion deformity of joint of upper limb
  • Camptodactyly
  • Camptodactyly-little finger
  • Cold flexed fingers
  • Fixed flexion deformity finger
  • Fixed flexion deformity of the thumb
  • Flexion deformity of finger
  • Flexion deformity of finger, fully flexed position
  • Flexion deformity of finger, semi-flexed position
  • Thumb joint deformity

Information for Patients


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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