2022 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M26.60

Temporomandibular joint disorder, unspecified

    2016 2017 - Converted to Parent Code 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • M26.60 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2022 edition of ICD-10-CM M26.60 became effective on October 1, 2021.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of M26.60 - other international versions of ICD-10 M26.60 may differ.
The following code(s) above M26.60 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
In this context, annotation back-references refer to codes that contain:
  • Applicable To annotations, or
  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
  • Excludes1 annotations, or
  • Excludes2 annotations, or
  • Includes annotations, or
  • Note annotations, or
  • Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to M26.60:
  • M00-M99
    2022 ICD-10-CM Range M00-M99

    Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue

    • Use an external cause code following the code for the musculoskeletal condition, if applicable, to identify the cause of the musculoskeletal condition
    Type 2 Excludes
    • 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, not elsewhere classified (R00-R94)
    Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue
  • M26-M27
    2022 ICD-10-CM Range M26-M27

    Dentofacial anomalies [including malocclusion] and other disorders of jaw

    Type 1 Excludes
    • hemifacial atrophy or hypertrophy (Q67.4)
    • unilateral condylar hyperplasia or hypoplasia (M27.8)
    Dentofacial anomalies [including malocclusion] and other disorders of jaw
  • M26.6
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M26.6

    Temporomandibular joint disorders

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    • current temporomandibular joint dislocation (S03.0)
    • current temporomandibular joint sprain (S03.4)
    Temporomandibular joint disorders
Approximate Synonyms
  • Bilateral temporomandibular joint disorder
  • Bilateral tmj disorder
  • Disorder of bilateral temporomandibular joints
  • Left temporomandibular joint disorder
  • Left tmj (temporomandibular joint) disorder
  • Right temporomandibular joint disorder
  • Right temporomendibular joint disorder
  • Right tmj (temporomandibular joint) disorder
  • Temporomandibular joint (tmj) disorder
  • Temporomandibular joint disorder
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.
Code History
  • 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): Deleted code
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): New code
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change
  • 2021 (effective 10/1/2020): No change
  • 2022 (effective 10/1/2021): No change

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to M26.60:
  • Anomaly, anomalous (congenital) (unspecified type) Q89.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q89.9

    Congenital malformation, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
    Applicable To
    • Congenital anomaly NOS
    • Congenital deformity NOS
  • Disorder (of) - see also Disease
    • jaw, developmental M27.0
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M27.0

      Developmental disorders of jaws

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Latent bone cyst of jaw
      • Stafne's cyst
      • Torus mandibularis
      • Torus palatinus
    • temporomandibular joint M26.60-

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To M26.60
M26.50 …… unspecified
M26.51 Abnormal jaw closure
M26.52 Limited mandibular range of motion
M26.53 Deviation in opening and closing of the mandible
M26.54 Insufficient anterior guidance
M26.55 Centric occlusion maximum intercuspation discrepancy
M26.56 Non-working side interference
M26.57 Lack of posterior occlusal support
M26.59 Other dentofacial functional abnormalities
M26.6 Temporomandibular joint disorders
M26.60 Temporomandibular joint disorder, unspecified
M26.601 Right temporomandibular joint disorder, unspecified
M26.602 Left temporomandibular joint disorder, unspecified
M26.603 Bilateral temporomandibular joint disorder, unspecified
M26.609 Unspecified temporomandibular joint disorder, unspecified side
M26.61 Adhesions and ankylosis of temporomandibular joint
M26.611 Adhesions and ankylosis of right temporomandibular joint
M26.612 Adhesions and ankylosis of left temporomandibular joint
M26.613 Adhesions and ankylosis of bilateral temporomandibular joint
M26.619 …… unspecified side
M26.62 Arthralgia of temporomandibular joint

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