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I broke my ankle twice in service in the 80's now Doctor said I had arthritis in it and heres what c&p writes is this good for me or bad is it rate-able or not. thank you for your help.

RADIOLOGY REPORT
Report:
AP and lateral view of the right ankle
Comparison: 7/13/2012
Findings: There is irregularity of the anterolateral tibial
plafond articular surface secondary to healing of the previously
noted fracture. No acute fractures are identified.
Impression:
Posttraumatic arthritis of the anterolateral tibial plafond and.
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nothing came through after the "and".....

I assume you are claiming arthritis as secondary to the ankle problem.

Do you already have a SC % for the ankle, even if it is "0" % SC?

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Actually when i filed for claims I just put right ankle broke twice I have bad memory this was over 30 years ago and last 2 years bothing me alot and Im on a cane now, But to answer your question I dont think I have sc on the ankle and nothing came thru after (and)

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One more question I also claimed PTSD But didnt have to do anything for that with C&P yet. My only Doctors since Ive been out of service is VA doctors, Do they take my psychiatrist word for it that Ive been going to for 2 years? or will I see C&P again for that?

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I have been diagnosed for PTSD and these to

Mood Disorder Due To Gen Med Cond (ICD-9-CM

Psychotic Disorder Nos (ICD-9-CM 298.9)
Alcohol Abuse (ICD-9-CM 305.00)
Anxiety Disorder Nos (ICD-9-CM 300.00)
Depression Nos (ICD-9-CM 311.)
Personality Disorder Nos (ICD-9-CM 301.9)
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Just about every claimed disability ( unless presumptive)

requires an inservice nexus... as proof of the disability beginning in service,with continuity and treatment up to the point of when the claim is filed.

The 2010 regulations are quite clear on the need for proving stressors,unless the veteran clearly fits into the "proximity to" and "fear of"hostile fire" situations, and often their DD214 reflects decorations/awards that are consistent to the regulation requirement above.

Although the new regs require for new claims, a VAMH diagnosis of PTSD, that diagnosis alone does not prove any service nexus or stressor, if the veteran does not fit into the regulation's criteria.

These regulations at in our PTSD forum and I will bump them up for you to read.

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