Diagnosis Code 719.50
Information for Medical Professionals
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.
- M25.60 - Stiffness of unspecified joint, not elsewhere classified (approximate) Approximate Flag
The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
- Capsular pattern of joint movement limitation
- Immobility stiffness
- Joint movement absent
- Joint stiffness
- Limitation of joint movement
- Morning stiffness - joint
- On examination - joint stiff
- On examination - reduced joint movement
- Stiff limbs
Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 719.50 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:
- Stiffness, joint NEC NEC "Not elsewhere classifiable"
This abbreviation in the index represents “other specified” when a specific code is not available for a condition the index directs the coder to the “other specified” code in the tabular. 719.50
- ankle 719.57
- back 724.8
- elbow 719.52
- finger 719.54
- hip 719.55
- knee 719.56
- multiple sites 719.59
- sacroiliac 724.6
- shoulder 719.51
- specified site NEC NEC "Not elsewhere classifiable"
This abbreviation in the index represents “other specified” when a specific code is not available for a condition the index directs the coder to the “other specified” code in the tabular. 719.58
- spine 724.9
- surgical fusion V45.4
- wrist 719.53
Information for Patients
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.
NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
- Hypermobile joints
- Joint pain
- Joint swelling
- Joint x-ray
- Limited range of motion