Specific code icon 2015 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G24.9

Dystonia, unspecified

    2015 Billable Code

  • G24.9 is a billable ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • On October 1, 2015 ICD-10-CM will replace ICD-9-CM in the United States, therefore, G24.9 - and all other ICD-10-CM codes - should only be used for training or planning purposes until then.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of G24.9. Other international ICD-10 versions may differ.

Clinical Information
  • A disease characterized by abnormal involuntary movements of muscles
  • Abnormal involuntary motor processes that occur due to underlying disease processes.
  • Abnormal involuntary movements which primarily affect the extremities, trunk, or jaw that occur as a manifestation of an underlying disease process. Conditions which feature recurrent or persistent episodes of dyskinesia as a primary manifestation of disease may be referred to as dyskinesia syndromes (see movement disorders). Dyskinesias are also a relatively common manifestation of basal ganglia diseases.
  • Acquired and inherited conditions that feature dystonia as a primary manifestation of disease. These disorders are generally divided into generalized dystonias (e.g., dystonia musculorum deformans) and focal dystonias (e.g., writer's cramp). They are also classified by patterns of inheritance and by age of onset.
  • Difficulty moving; distortion or impairment of voluntary movement, as in tic, spasm, or myoclonus.
  • Dystonia is a movement disorder which causes involuntary contractions of your muscles. These contractions result in twisting and repetitive movements. Sometimes they are painful. Dystonia can affect just one muscle, a group of muscles or all of your muscles. Symptoms can include tremors, voice problems or a dragging foot. Symptoms often start in childhood. They can also start in the late teens or early adulthood. Some cases worsen over time. Others are mild. Some people inherit dystonia. Others have it because of another disease. Either way, researchers think that a problem in the part of the brain that handles messages about muscle contractions might cause dystonia. There is no cure. Instead, doctors use medicines, surgery, physical therapy and other treatments to reduce or eliminate muscle spasms and pain. national institute of neurological disorders and stroke
  • Inherited condition that disables body movement due to abnormal muscle contraction and twisting distorted postures.
  • Syndrome dominated by involuntary, sustained or spasmodic, patterned, and repetitive muscle contractions; frequently causing twisting, flexing or extending, and squeezing movements or abnormal postures.
Applicable To
  • Dyskinesia NOS
Description Synonyms
  • Dystonia, focal
  • Focal dystonia
ICD-10-CM G24.9 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v30.0):
  • 091 Other disorders of nervous system with mcc
  • 092 Other disorders of nervous system with cc
  • 093 Other disorders of nervous system without cc/mcc

Convert ICD-10-CM G24.9 to ICD-9-CM

The following ICD-10-CM Index entries contain back-references to ICD-10-CM G24.9:
  • Dyskinesia G24.9
  • Dystonia G24.9