ICD-10 Chapter XIII: Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue

ICD-10 chapters
Chapter Block Title
I A00–B99 Certain infectious and parasitic diseases
II C00–D48 Neoplasms
III D50–D89 Diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs and certain disorders involving the immune mechanism
IV E00–E90 Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases
V F00–F99 Mental and behavioural disorders
VI G00–G99 Diseases of the nervous system
VII H00–H59 Diseases of the eye and adnexa
VIII H60–H95 Diseases of the ear and mastoid process
IX I00–I99 Diseases of the circulatory system
X J00–J99 Diseases of the respiratory system
XI K00–K93 Diseases of the digestive system
XII L00–L99 Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue
XIII M00–M99 Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue
XIV N00–N99 Diseases of the genitourinary system
XV O00–O99 Pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium
XVI P00–P96 Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period
XVII Q00–Q99 Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities
XVIII R00–R99 Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified
XIX S00–T98 Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes
XX V01–Y98 External causes of morbidity and mortality
XXI Z00–Z99 Factors influencing health status and contact with health services
XXII U00–U99 Codes for special purposes

This is a shortened version of the thirteenth chapter of the ICD-10: Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue. It covers ICD codes M00.0 to M99. All versions of the ICD-10, including the most recent one (2019), can be browsed freely on the website of the World Health Organisation (WHO). The ICD-10 can also be downloaded in PDF-form.

Chapter XIII of ICD-10 deals with conditions effecting the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue. Examples of conditions captured using codes from Chapter XIII include; arthritis, spinal stenosis, and tendinitis.

Arthropathies (M00–M25)Edit

Infectious arthropathies (M00–M03)Edit

Inflammatory polyarthropathies (M05–M14)Edit

Arthrosis (M15–M19)Edit

Other joint disorders (M20–M25)Edit

Systemic connective tissue disorders (M30–M36)Edit

Dorsopathies (M40–M54)Edit

Deforming dorsopathies (M40–M43)Edit

Spondylopathies (M45–M49)Edit

Other dorsopathies (M50–M54)Edit

Soft tissue disorders (M60–M79)Edit

Disorders of muscles (M60–M63)Edit

Disorders of synovium and tendon (M65–M68)Edit

Other soft tissue disorders (M70–M79)Edit

Osteopathies (M80–M90)Edit

Chondropathies (M91–M94)Edit

Other disorders of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M95–M99)Edit

ExcludesEdit

  • Arthropathic psoriasis (L40.5-)
  • Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P04-P96)
  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00-B99)
  • Compartment syndrome (traumatic) (T79.A-)
  • Complications of pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00-O9A)
  • Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
  • Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases (E00-E88)
  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00-T88)
  • Neoplasms (C00-D49)
  • Symptoms, signs, and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, NEC (R00-R94)

See alsoEdit