ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 709.2

Scar & fibrosis of skin

Diagnosis Code 709.2

ICD-9: 709.2
Short Description: Scar & fibrosis of skin
Long Description: Scar conditions and fibrosis of skin
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 709.2

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue (680–709)
    • Other diseases of skin and subcutaneous tissue (700-709)
      • 709 Other disorders of skin and subcutaneous tissue

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • L90.5 - Scar conditions and fibrosis of skin

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients


Also called: Cicatrix, Keloid scar

A scar is a permanent patch of skin that grows over a wound. It forms when your body heals itself after a cut, scrape, burn, or sore. You can also get scars from surgery that cuts through the skin, infections like chickenpox, or skin conditions like acne. Scars are often thicker, as well as pinker, redder, or shinier, than the rest of your skin.

How your scar looks depends on

  • How big and deep your wound is
  • Where it is
  • How long it takes to heal
  • Your age
  • Your inherited tendency to scar

Scars usually fade over time but never go away completely. If the way a scar looks bothers you, various treatments might minimize it. These include surgical revision, dermabrasion, laser treatments, injections, chemical peels, and creams.

  • Dermabrasion
  • Keloids
  • Scar revision

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