ICD-10 Diagnosis Code M72.0

Palmar fascial fibromatosis [Dupuytren]

Diagnosis Code M72.0

ICD-10: M72.0
Short Description: Palmar fascial fibromatosis [Dupuytren]
Long Description: Palmar fascial fibromatosis [Dupuytren]
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code M72.0

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue
    • Other soft tissue disorders (M70-M79)
      • Fibroblastic disorders (M72)

Information for Medical Professionals

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Adult. Age range is 15–124 years inclusive (e.g., senile delirium, mature cataract).

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code M72.0 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)


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The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.
  • 728.6 - Contracted palmar fascia

  • Contracture of palmar fascia
  • Dupuytren contracture of left palm
  • Dupuytren contracture of right palm
  • Dupuytren's contracture
  • Dupuytren's disease
  • Dupuytren's disease of finger
  • Dupuytren's disease of finger
  • Dupuytren's disease of finger, with contracture
  • Dupuytren's disease of palm
  • Dupuytren's disease of palm and finger
  • Dupuytren's disease of palm and finger
  • Dupuytren's disease of palm and finger, with contracture
  • Dupuytren's disease of palm, nodules with no contracture
  • Dupuytren's disease of palm, with contracture

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Connective Tissue Disorders

Connective tissue is the material inside your body that supports many of its parts. It is the "cellular glue" that gives your tissues their shape and helps keep them strong. It also helps some of your tissues do their work. Cartilage and fat are examples of connective tissue.

There are over 200 disorders that impact connective tissue. Some, like cellulitis, are the result of an infection. Injuries can cause connective tissue disorders, such as scars. Others, such as Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, Marfan syndrome, and osteogenesis imperfecta, are genetic. Still others, like scleroderma, have no known cause. Each disorder has its own symptoms and needs different treatment.

  • Dupuytrens contracture

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Finger Injuries and Disorders

You use your fingers and thumbs to do everything from grasping objects to playing musical instruments to typing. When there is something wrong with them, it can make life difficult. Common problems include

  • Injuries that result in fractures, ruptured ligaments and dislocations
  • Osteoarthritis - wear-and-tear arthritis. It can also cause deformity.
  • Tendinitis - irritation of the tendons
  • Dupuytren's contracture - a hereditary thickening of the tough tissue that lies just below the skin of your palm. It causes the fingers to stiffen and bend.
  • Trigger finger - an irritation of the sheath that surrounds the flexor tendons. It can cause the tendon to catch and release like a trigger.

  • Claw hand
  • Clubbing of the fingers or toes
  • Finger pain
  • Mallet finger - aftercare
  • Polydactyly
  • Smashed fingers
  • Trigger finger

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Dupuytren contracture Dupuytren contracture is a deformity of the hand in which the joints of one or more fingers can become permanently bent in a flexed position. Permanently bent joints are called contractures. The condition most often occurs in men older than age 50. In women, it is four times less common, and also tends to appear later and be less severe. However, Dupuytren contracture can occur at any time of life, including childhood. The disorder can make it more difficult for affected individuals to perform manual tasks such as preparing food, writing, or playing musical instruments.In about half of cases, Dupuytren contracture occurs in only one hand, affecting the right hand twice as often as the left. Which hand is affected does not seem to be related to whether the person is right-handed or left-handed.Dupuytren contracture results from shortening and thickening of bands of fibrous tissue under the skin of the palm (palmar fascia). Fascia is a type of connective tissue, which supports the body's muscles, joints, organs, and skin and provides strength and flexibility to structures throughout the body.In Dupuytren contracture the thickening of the fascia typically first appears as one or more small hard nodules that can be seen and felt under the skin of the palm. In some affected individuals the nodules remain the only sign of the disorder, and occasionally even go away without treatment, but in most cases the condition gradually gets worse. Over months or years, the abnormal fibrous tissue gets shorter and thicker, developing into tight bands of tissue called cords. These cords gradually draw the affected fingers downward so that they curl toward the palm. As the condition gets worse, it becomes difficult or impossible to extend the affected fingers, resulting in the contracture associated with this disorder. The ring finger is most often involved, followed by the little, middle, and index fingers. Occasionally the thumb is involved.Dupuytren contracture is usually not painful, but in some cases people with this condition experience uncomfortable joint inflammation or sensations of burning or itching. Pressure or tension may also be experienced, especially when attempting to straighten affected joints.People with Dupuytren contracture are at increased risk of developing other disorders in which similar connective tissue abnormalities affect other parts of the body. These include Garrod pads, which are nodules that develop on the knuckles; Ledderhose disease, also called plantar fibromatosis, in which contractures affect the foot; and, in males, Peyronie disease, which causes abnormal curvature of the penis.
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