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I am rated for a scar that was done in the military related to a mark they thought was cancerous on my head. With that being said, i had surgery on my knee to attempt to correct what i am service connected for. Because of this surgery, i have a large scar down the front of my knee. Since this was done after discharge from the military, can i claim the residual scar now? If so, should it be claimed as a secondary to the SC disability. Any insight on this either way and how to claim it would be much appreciated.

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Any scar can be rated and depending on the size, location and pain, it may cause, will decide how much the rating is. Scars on the face, or where others may see them, are rated higher. pr

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FDC it as Secondary, let the Rater figure it out. All surgical scars have to be secondary to the condition that required the surgery, right?

I've got an 8in long rated at 0% in middle of my chest. Saw a few BVA Decisions from 14 & 15 , where scares were denied increase because of their location and lack of continuous pain.

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Can a scar be SC and possibly be rated a % if the veteran had surgery from a VAMC? from years ago around 1978/79? It's An appendectomy scar.

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Any scar can be rated and depending on the size, location and pain, it may cause, will decide how much the rating is. Scars on the face, or where others may see them, are rated higher.

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How does the VA measure the area of scars?

I have found VA and military links but there is not enough information to give a subjective way to calculate the area. I don't want a pissing contest with the examiner reguarding the results.

I'm sure I have more than 6 sq inches from my heart bypass and most are irregular along their length. I know how to approximate measuring segments of each scar but I want to have more details.

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