Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 728.6
Contracture of palmar fascia
  • Billable Code
  • Adult Only Dx (15-124 years)
  • Short description: Contracted palmar fascia.
  • ICD-9-CM 728.6 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 728.6 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Dupuytrens contracture
  • Dupuytren's contracture
  • Dupuytren's contracture of left palm
  • Dupuytren's contracture of right palm
  • Left Dupuytrens contracture
  • Right Dupuytrens contracture
Clinical Information
  • A fibromatosis of the palmar fascia characterized by thickening and contracture of the fibrous bands on the palmar surfaces of the hand and fingers. It arises most commonly in men between the ages of 30 and 50.
  • A superficial fibromatosis arising from the soft tissue of the palm. It is characterized by the presence of spindle-shaped fibroblasts, and an infiltrative growth pattern. It predominantly affects adult males.
Applies To
  • Dupuytren's contracture
ICD-9-CM Coding Information
  • 728.6 is only applicable to adult patients aged 15 - 124 years inclusive.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 728.6 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM M72.0 Palmar fascial fibromatosis [Dupuytren]
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 728.6:
  • Contraction, contracture, contracted
    • Dupuytren's 728.6
    • fascia (lata) (postural) 728.89
      • Dupuytren's 728.6
      • palmar 728.6
      • plantar 728.71
    • palmar fascia 728.6
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
    • Dupuytren's (muscle contracture) 728.6
  • Dupuytren's
    • contraction 728.6
    • disease (muscle contracture) 728.6
    • muscle contracture 728.6
  • Fibromatosis 728.79
    • Dupuytren's 728.6
  • Retraction
    • palmar fascia 728.6
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