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    Dx code for nodular fibrosis of foot?

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    I found this on Wikipedia and looked like it might be helpful. Based on this article, I would use code 728.71. Hope this helps

    Plantar fascial fibromatosis, also known as Ledderhose's disease, Morbus Ledderhose, plantar fibromatosis, and plantar aponeurosis, is a relatively uncommon[1] non-malignant thickening of the feet's deep connective tissue, or fascia. In the beginning, where nodules or cords start growing along tendons of the foot, the disease is minor, can be painful. Eventually, however, the cords thicken, the toes stiffen and bend, and walking becomes painful. The disease is named after Dr. Georg Ledderhose, a German surgeon who described the condition for the first time in 1894.[2][3] A similar disease is Dupuytren's disease, which affects the hand and causes bent hand or fingers.

    As in most forms of fibromatosis, it is usually benign and its onset varies with each patient.[4] The nodules are typically slow growing[1][4] and most often found in the central and medial portions of the plantar fascia[1]. Occasionally, the nodules may lie dormant for months to years only to begin rapid and unexpected growth.[4] It need only be surgically removed if discomfort hinders walking.[5]

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    Thanks for your help

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