Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 707.00
Pressure ulcer, unspecified site
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Pressure ulcer, site NOS.
  • ICD-9-CM 707.00 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 707.00 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Decubitus ulcer
  • Decubitus ulcer (pressure sore)
  • Decubitus ulcer due to spina bifida
  • Pressure ulcer
  • Pressure ulcer due to spina bifida
Clinical Information
  • Death of tissue due to external pressure.
  • Ulceration caused by prolonged pressure in patients permitted to lie too still for a long period of time; bony prominences of the body are the most frequently affected sites; ulcer is caused by ischemia of the underlying structures of the skin, fat, and muscles as a result of the sustained and constant pressure.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 707.00 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM L89.90 Pressure ulcer of unspecified site, unspecified stage
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 707.00:
  • Bedsore (see also Ulcer, pressure) 707.00
    • with gangrene 707.00 [785.4]
  • Decubiti (see also Ulcer, pressure) 707.00
  • Decubitus (ulcer) (see also Ulcer, pressure) 707.00
    • with gangrene 707.00 [785.4]
  • Plaster ulcer (see also Ulcer, pressure) 707.00
  • Pressure
    • area, skin ulcer (see also Ulcer, pressure) 707.00
    • necrosis (chronic) (skin) (see also Decubitus) 707.00
    • sore (chronic) (see also Ulcer, pressure) 707.00
    • ulcer (chronic) (see also Ulcer, pressure) 707.00
  • Sore
    • pressure (see also Ulcer, pressure) 707.00
      • with gangrene (see also Ulcer, pressure) 707.00 [785.4]
  • Ulcer, ulcerated, ulcerating, ulceration, ulcerative 707.9
    • buttock (see also Ulcer, skin) 707.8
      • decubitus (see also Ulcer, pressure) 707.00
    • plaster (see also Ulcer, pressure) 707.00
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