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2nd C&p Exam Scheduled For Knee On Initial Claim

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My initial claim was for back, left ankle, and left knee. July 8, 2009 I received a 10% rating for ankle and 10% for back with my left knee being deferred by to VA examiner. I thought it might be due to a typo in had found in the examiner's c&p report. Today, I received a letter stating I have been scheduled for a C&P exam for Aug 8, 2009. I research the examiner's name and found out that he is a Sports Medicine Specialist in the Detroit area.

The condition that is documented in my c-file is chondromalacia patella and chronic knee pain throughout the last few years on my time in the Marine Corps. I have seen my private doctor on a few occasions for the condition and have had xrays and have received medications. All of this information and records were submitted with my initial claim.

During my first C&P exam, the examiner discovered a tear in the meniscus of the left knee, but stated that it was his opinion that it was not related to my military service documented condition.

Here are the questions that came to mind when I opened the letter today...

Why are they scheduling me for another exam? Is it because of the typo that said the problem start in Dec 1981, when actually the c-file states Dec 1991?

Do they want to check the tear in the meniscus the first examiner mentioned?

What do I need to know from the experts on this website before I go to this 2nd exam?

Thanks in advance for your help!

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My initial claim was for back, left ankle, and left knee. July 8, 2009 I received a 10% rating for ankle and 10% for back with my left knee being deferred by to VA examiner. I thought it might be due to a typo in had found in the examiner's c&p report. Today, I received a letter stating I have been scheduled for a C&P exam for Aug 8, 2009. I research the examiner's name and found out that he is a Sports Medicine Specialist in the Detroit area.

The condition that is documented in my c-file is chondromalacia patella and chronic knee pain throughout the last few years on my time in the Marine Corps. I have seen my private doctor on a few occasions for the condition and have had xrays and have received medications. All of this information and records were submitted with my initial claim.

During my first C&P exam, the examiner discovered a tear in the meniscus of the left knee, but stated that it was his opinion that it was not related to my military service documented condition.

Here are the questions that came to mind when I opened the letter today...

Why are they scheduling me for another exam? Is it because of the typo that said the problem start in Dec 1981, when actually the c-file states Dec 1991?

Do they want to check the tear in the meniscus the first examiner mentioned?

What do I need to know from the experts on this website before I go to this 2nd exam?

Thanks in advance for your help!

How did the exam go? What was the outcome of your claim? I just put in an increase for a right knee injury myself.

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