ICD-10 Diagnosis Code M26.53

Deviation in opening and closing of the mandible

Diagnosis Code M26.53

ICD-10: M26.53
Short Description: Deviation in opening and closing of the mandible
Long Description: Deviation in opening and closing of the mandible
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code M26.53

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Code Classification
  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00–M99)
    • Dentofacial anomalies [including malocclusion] and other disorders of jaw (M26-M27)
      • Dentofacial anomalies [including malocclusion] (M26)

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • 524.53 - Dev open/close mandible

  • Abnormal jaw movement
  • Abnormal jaw movement
  • Abnormal jaw opening
  • Deflection on mandibular opening
  • Deviation of mandible during opening and closing movement
  • Excessive opening of mandible
  • Jaw deviates on opening
  • Mandible deviates left on opening
  • Mandible deviates right on opening
  • Mandibular deviation

Information for Patients

Jaw Injuries and Disorders

Your jaw is a set of bones that holds your teeth. It consists of two main parts. The upper part is the maxilla. It doesn't move. The moveable lower part is called the mandible. You move it when you talk or chew. The two halves of the mandible meet at your chin. The joint where the mandible meets your skull is the temporomandibular joint.

Jaw problems include

  • Fractures
  • Dislocations
  • Temporomandibular joint dysfunction
  • Osteonecrosis, which happens when your bones lose their blood supply
  • Cancers

Treatment of jaw problems depends on the cause.

  • Jaw - broken or dislocated (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Malocclusion of teeth (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Micrognathia (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Prognathism (Medical Encyclopedia)

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