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C & P Exam (knee)

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I'll try to keep this brief, Surgery on right knee 20 years ago and problem has been chronic. My own Ortho Surgeon stated directly to me that my problem is directly related to my previous surgery (active duty military football injury).

Here are the results: Range of motion full, Lachamns positive, McMurray's positive.

X-Ray= Joint Space Narrowing, degenerative changes along the medial meniscus.

MRI=1.findings consistent with Chronic, Complete ACL disruption with fibrosis may result in soft or absend end point on physical exam, Secondary instability of the tibia relative to the femur. 2. High-Grade chondromalacia, medial tibial plateau resulting in intermediate stress fracture (reaction). 3. Suprapatellar plical synovitis, patellofemoral chondromalacia, grade 3-4.

Doctor said he could perform surgery but couldn't guarantee it would help

Any advice on what to expect? Thanks in Advance!

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Welcome to Hadit. This is not my baliwick but I am sure others will answer soon.

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Get your Orthopaedic doctor's statement in writing along with the chronicity.

Go on line, fill out the claim form.

Send them his statement that he made to you, including his dx.

BINGO, you gotta claim.

"military football"....kewl!

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Of course, a "full range of motion" doesn't "bode well" for a successful claim...and that will be the first thing that the VA will pounce upon and hang onto with the tenacity of a pit bull in heat.

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Full ROM will be fine since you have chondromalacia and a in service injury that is in the records. I would expect a rating under dx code 5257 wit a rating 10%. they really don't like to give out money for the knees.

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Thanks for the help Larry and Rentalguy, btw Rentalguy I'm in your area and they're sending me to the VA Hospital in Johnson City, a bit of a drive (50 miles) but it's nice to visit the city occasionally.

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