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4.118-X§4.118—Schedule of ratings–skin      4.118-X

on the total area of the qualifying scars that affect the anterior portion of the trunk, and assign a separate evaluation based on the total area of the qualifying scars that affect the posterior portion of the trunk. The midaxillary line on each side separates the anterior and posterior portions of the trunk. Combine the separate evaluations under § 4.25. Qualifying scars are scars that are nonlinear, deep, and are not located on the head, face, or neck.

7802  Burn scar(s) or scar(s) due to other causes, not of the head, face, or neck, that are superficial and nonlinear:

Area or areas of 144 square inches (929 sq. cm.) or greater10

Note (1): A superficial scar is one not associated with underlying soft tissue damage.

Note (2): If multiple qualifying scars are present, or if a single qualifying scar affects more than one extremity, or a single qualifying scar affects one or more extremities and either the anterior portion or posterior portion of the trunk, or both, or a single qualifying scar affects both the anterior portion and the posterior portion of the trunk, assign a separate evaluation for each affected extremity based on the total area of the qualifying scars that affect that extremity, assign a separate evaluation based on the total area of the qualifying scars that affect the anterior portion of the trunk, and assign a separate evaluation based on the total area of the qualifying scars that affect the posterior portion of the trunk. The midaxillary line on each side separates the anterior and posterior portions of the trunk. Combine the separate evaluations under § 4.25. Qualifying scars are scars that are nonlinear, superficial, and are not located on the head, face, or neck.

7804  Scar(s), unstable or painful:

Five or more scars that are unstable or painful30

Three or four scars that are unstable or painful20

One or two scars that are unstable or painful10

Note (1): An unstable scar is one where, for any reason, there is frequent loss of covering of skin over the scar.

Note (2): If one or more scars are both unstable and painful, add 10 percent to the evaluation that is based on the total number of unstable or painful scars.

Note (3): Scars evaluated under diagnostic codes 7800, 7801, 7802, or 7805 may also receive an evaluation under this diagnostic code, when applicable.

7805  Scars, other (including linear scars) and other effects of scars evaluated under diagnostic

codes 7800, 7801, 7802, and 7804:

Evaluate any disabling effect(s) not considered in a rating provided under diagnostic

codes 7800-04 under an appropriate diagnostic code.

(No. 51  2/5/12)

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