Non-specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 524.6
Temporomandibular joint disorders
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  • There are 6 ICD-9-CM codes below 524.6 that define this diagnosis in greater detail. Do not use this code on a reimbursement claim.
Clinical Information
  • A variety of conditions affecting the anatomic and functional characteristics of the temporomandibular joint. Factors contributing to the complexity of temporomandibular diseases are its relation to dentition and mastication and the symptomatic effects in other areas which account for referred pain to the joint and the difficulties in applying traditional diagnostic procedures to temporomandibular joint pathology where tissue is rarely obtained and x-rays are often inadequate or nonspecific. Common diseases are developmental abnormalities, trauma, subluxation, luxation, arthritis, and neoplasia. (from thoma's oral pathology, 6th ed, pp577-600)
  • Any condition affecting the anatomic and functional characteristics of the temporomandibular joint.
524.6 Excludes
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