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Can a vet receive a new C&P exam if he feels the first was not done correctly?

On the C&P form, it clearly states that measurements are to be taken with a goniometer. What if the doctor does not use this to get the degrees for range of motion?

Also, can the vet require a second person in the room with he and the examiner? My husband was required to go to the exam room alone despite the fact that he was applying for A&A. The examiner said no one was allowed in the room. Can the veteran not have someone with him to help protect him in this exam?

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I took the same C&P and my wife was allowed in with me with no problems. It is fairly common in Dallas for spouses to accompany Veterans to all consults and exams except the ones that are using xrays and the Dentist

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I was in the room with him at the last C&P and the examiner used the goniometer to measure the degrees. This time around, I was told I had to wait and from what I understand, no actual measurements were taken, and there were no range of motion tests done. I wonder if this is something the individual offices are doing.

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I was in the room with him at the last C&P and the examiner used the goniometer to measure the degrees. This time around, I was told I had to wait and from what I understand, no actual measurements were taken, and there were no range of motion tests done. I wonder if this is something the individual offices are doing.

The doctor probably still get ROM measurements, as somethings can easily be viewed by the way the veteran moves,

gets up on an exam table, takes off their shoes, shirt slacks, etc.... and then puts them all back on.

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The doctor probably still get ROM measurements, as somethings can easily be viewed by the way the veteran moves,

gets up on an exam table, takes off their shoes, shirt slacks, etc.... and then puts them all back on.

I understand that some range of motion can be determined during the regular exam, but not degrees the joint is able to move with and without pain. The problem with not using the goniometer is that the numbers then become subjective to the the examiner's guesses. This particular examiner noted full range of motion in all of my husband's joints. Two problems, first, he doesn't have full range of motion in any joint. Second, he has a fusion in his neck and is unable to bend it. The goniometer is especially important when a mere 10 degrees can change the rating level.

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