Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 728.79
Other fibromatoses of muscle, ligament, and fascia
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 728.79 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 728.79 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 728.79 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM M72.1 Knuckle pads
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM M72.4 Pseudosarcomatous fibromatosis
Approximate Synonyms
  • Bilat knuckle pads
  • Bilateral knuckle pads
  • Fibromatoses
  • Fibrositis and nodular fasciitis
  • Intradermal nodular fasciitis
  • Intravascular fasciitis
  • Knuckle pads
  • Left knuckle pads
  • Musculoskeletal fibromatosis
  • Nodular fasciitis
  • Parosteal nodular fasciitis
  • Pseudosarcomatous fibromatosis
  • Right knuckle pads
  • Streblodactyly
Clinical Information
  • A rapid growing, non-encapsulated benign neoplasm that arises from the soft tissues. It is characterized by the presence of non-hyperchromatic spindle-shaped fibroblasts, multinucleated osteoclast-like giant cells, chronic inflammatory infiltrate, red blood cell extravasation, and high mitotic activity, in a storiform growth pattern
Applies To
  • Garrod's or knuckle pads
  • Nodular fasciitis
  • Pseudosarcomatous Fibromatosis (proliferative) (subcutaneous)
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 728.79:
  • Fasciitis 729.4
    • nodular 728.79
    • pseudosarcomatous 728.79
    • traumatic (old) NEC 728.79
      • current - see Sprain, by site
  • Fibromatosis 728.79
    • abdominal (M8822/1) - see Neoplasm, connective tissue, uncertain behavior
    • aggressive (M8821/1) - see Neoplasm, connective tissue, uncertain behavior
    • congenital generalized (CGF) 759.89
    • proliferative 728.79
    • pseudosarcomatous (proliferative) (subcutaneous) 728.79
    • subcutaneous pseudosarcomatous (proliferative) 728.79
  • Garrod's pads, knuckle 728.79
  • Knuckle pads (Garrod's) 728.79
  • Pads, knuckle or Garrod's 728.79
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