Chapter: Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue

Chapter number: XIII

ICD-10 range: M00-M99

Number of Diseases: 2314

Info: This category in the ICD-10 classification encompasses conditions that affect muscles, bones, joints, and connective tissues. This includes conditions such as arthritis (inflammation of joints), osteoporosis (weakening of bones), gout (painful inflammation usually in the big toe), and various forms of muscular dystrophy. Symptoms often involve pain, stiffness, swelling, and may lead to reduced movement or function. Treatment strategies can range from lifestyle changes, physical therapy, and medications to surgical procedures in certain cases. Understanding this category is vital for diagnosing, treating, and understanding the prevalence of these musculoskeletal disorders, ultimately aiming to improve mobility and quality of life.

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