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I scheduled a Dr. appointment because my knee was killing me. I cant sit very long and sure cant stand very long without my knee hurt at about an "8".(Prior to Iraq in 2003 I tore my medial mediscus and had a partial tear on my ACL. They fixed the medial mediscus but not the ACL and shipped me to Iraq.). While telling the Dr. about my knee I told her about my lower back going out when sitting for long periods of time. (SCed for DDD in my neck). The doctor X-rayed my back and knee and said that I had arthritis in both. That day she scheduled me for a bone scan. Anyone had one before? I assume it is to see how much Arthritis is in me. What are the chances of claiming DDD on my lower back? Thanks for any replies.

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I scheduled a Dr. appointment because my knee was killing me. I cant sit very long and sure cant stand very long without my knee hurt at about an "8".(Prior to Iraq in 2003 I tore my medial mediscus and had a partial tear on my ACL. They fixed the medial mediscus but not the ACL and shipped me to Iraq.). While telling the Dr. about my knee I told her about my lower back going out when sitting for long periods of time. (SCed for DDD in my neck). The doctor X-rayed my back and knee and said that I had arthritis in both. That day she scheduled me for a bone scan. Anyone had one before? I assume it is to see how much Arthritis is in me. What are the chances of claiming DDD on my lower back? Thanks for any replies.

Sorry to hear about your additional ortho proplems, 'bubblehead80'. Do you receive comp. for your bilateral knee condition? Have you filed for low back, and incressed SC% for the arthritis conditions?

As you may know, the comp. clock starts when you file the claim.

Best wishes,

C.B.

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Sorry to hear about your additional ortho proplems, 'bubblehead80'. Do you receive comp. for your bilateral knee condition? Have you filed for low back, and incressed SC% for the arthritis conditions?

As you may know, the comp. clock starts when you file the claim.

Best wishes,

C.B.

No on the bilateral yet, I was going to wait and see what the bone scan results are and apply on all at once. I should have filed on bilateral but didn't know I could for a while (after reading it here) The lower back, from what I have read on here, one needs to be ordered to bed rest for a few months. A week usually does the job. Thanks for the reply.
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I have had one for possible osteomylitis for my left ankle they took 2 sets of images the first set was with out the marker for comparison purposes then they put the radio active marker which is similar to calcuim so that it get absored to the bones. leave and then comeback later for the second set, and where it really lights up on the scan is where their is problems (in my case it was inconclusive)

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Update: It was actually a Bone Density test and was told because I was over 300 lbs. that I couldn't use their machine. I was sent a letter telling me to scedule with an outside clinic to use if they accepted VA payments. I live in Arkansas so I called Mercy in Ft. Smith and was told they could do it because I was over 300 lbs. Anyone in Arkansas know where I can get one done or anyone know what I need to ask for when I call a clinic. Thanks.

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