2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M53.2

Spinal instabilities

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • M53.2 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM M53.2 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of M53.2 - other international versions of ICD-10 M53.2 may differ.
The following code(s) above M53.2 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 M53.2:
  • M00-M99
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range M00-M99

    Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue

    Note
    • 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
  • M50-M54
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range M50-M54

    Other dorsopathies

    Type 1 Excludes
    • current injury - see injury of spine by body region
    • discitis NOS (M46.4-)
    Other dorsopathies
Code History
  • 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change
Code annotations containing back-references to M53.2:
  • Type 2 Excludes: M25.3
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M25.3

    Other instability of joint

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • instability of joint secondary to old ligament injury (M24.2-)
    • instability of joint secondary to removal of joint prosthesis (M96.8-)
    Type 2 Excludes

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to M53.2:
  • Dislocation (articular)
    • pathological NEC M24.30
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M24.30

      Pathological dislocation of unspecified joint, not elsewhere classified

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      • lumbosacral joint M53.2
      • sacroiliac M53.2
    • recurrent M24.40
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M24.40

      Recurrent dislocation, unspecified joint

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      • sacroiliac M53.2
    • sacroiliac (joint) (ligament) S33.2
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S33.2

      Dislocation of sacroiliac and sacrococcygeal joint

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
      • recurrent M53.2
  • Displacement, displaced
    • sacro-iliac (joint) (congenital) Q74.2
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q74.2

      Other congenital malformations of lower limb(s), including pelvic girdle

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
      Applicable To
      • Congenital fusion of sacroiliac joint
      • Congenital malformation of ankle joint
      • Congenital malformation of sacroiliac joint
      Type 1 Excludes
      • anteversion of femur (neck) (Q65.89)
      • old M53.2
  • Hypermobility, hypermotility
    • coccyx M53.2
  • Instability
    • joint (post-traumatic) M25.30
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M25.30

      Other instability, unspecified joint

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
      • lumbosacral M53.2
      • sacroiliac M53.2
      • spine M53.2
    • lumbosacral M53.2
  • Movable
    • coccyx M53.2
  • Relaxation
    • lumbosacral M53.2 (joint)
    • sacroiliac M53.2 (joint)
  • Slipped, slipping
    • sacroiliac joint M53.2
  • Sprain (joint) (ligament)
  • Unstable
    • lumbosacral joint M53.2 (congenital)
    • sacroiliac M53.2

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To M53.2
M51.47 …… lumbosacral region
M51.8 Other thoracic, thoracolumbar and lumbosacral intervertebral disc disorders
M51.84 Other intervertebral disc disorders, thoracic region
M51.85 Other intervertebral disc disorders, thoracolumbar region
M51.86 Other intervertebral disc disorders, lumbar region
M51.87 Other intervertebral disc disorders, lumbosacral region
M51.9 Unspecified thoracic, thoracolumbar and lumbosacral intervertebral disc disorder
M53 Other and unspecified dorsopathies, not elsewhere classified
M53.0 Cervicocranial syndrome
M53.1 Cervicobrachial syndrome
M53.2 Spinal instabilities
M53.2X Spinal instabilities
M53.2X1 …… occipito-atlanto-axial region
M53.2X2 …… cervical region
M53.2X3 …… cervicothoracic region
M53.2X4 …… thoracic region
M53.2X5 …… thoracolumbar region
M53.2X6 …… lumbar region
M53.2X7 …… lumbosacral region
M53.2X8 …… sacral and sacrococcygeal region
M53.2X9 …… site unspecified

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