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:rolleyes: I have two knee replacements. Was in Vietnam for 15 months. My bones have broken down and are dying. I was in he military for 9 years,army. Does anyone believe it is service connected.Maybe AO? :huh:
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Not related to AO-but were you a Screaming Eagle?

what I mean is - did you make any jump as a paratrooper that injured your knees?

Or did you have any accident or event at all that can be proven , which happened inservice, that cause this problem?

Did you fire off any type of RPGs etc that required you to be on your knees for long periods of time?

If so did you complain about knee problems to any corpsman or get treatment at the sick bay?

If you can prove that somehow your MOS or any other document event caused this problem , it could potentially be service connected.

What does your doctor attribute this too?

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:rolleyes: I have two knee replacements. Was in Vietnam for 15 months. My bones have broken down and are dying. I was in he military for 9 years,army. Does anyone believe it is service connected.Maybe AO? :huh:

What kind of bone disease did your Dr. say you have?

There are many kinds of bone disease that is connected to militay service, one could say from the military boots and shoes, to boot camp to hiking and what you carry on your back that could cause arthritis and many other problems.

All the Doctor has to write is " At least likely or not " that way they are saying it could or could not be related then its up to the VA office to decide.

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Not related to AO-but were you a Screaming Eagle?

what I mean is - did you make any jump as a paratrooper that injured your knees?

Or did you have any accident or event at all that can be proven , which happened inservice, that cause this problem?

Did you fire off any type of RPGs etc that required you to be on your knees for long periods of time?

If so did you complain about knee problems to any corpsman or get treatment at the sick bay?

If you can prove that somehow your MOS or any other document event caused this problem , it could potentially be service connected.

What does your doctor attribute this too?

Berta, Need Help!

I am trying to help my brother who has had two knee replacements and many other surgeries in the past: He is now 65 years old has never filed till this year.The knee replacements have not really helped him, he's in terrible pain, 7 years ago he seen a specialist and she said he has osteonecrosis and he should file for SSD, which he did. With talking to him last night he did jump out of a plane once while in the army and said his knees could not take it. I am not sure when his first knee surgery was maybe 5 years after service. As emmak, 9 years, vietnam and so fourth. He did a lot of demalitions, He was an engenier and around explosions all the time. This was his job. Anyways! How can we service connect his disease to SC.? He has suffered for so long and should be compensated for it! When you ask about RPGs what are you refering to. I am not up to date on all of the terms.

Thanks JohnM's Wife

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RPG -I meant any type of artillery that is set up on the ground and then guided by the operator.

I have seen pictures of servicemen on their knees setting sites and guiding missiles or rocket propelled grenades- of course they then have to be sure they are not behind this stuff when it recoils, unless it is fired from their shoulder-.Often kneeling to site and fire was done on hilly terrain. I am just looking for some potential reason for knee injury---

in your brother's situation-

He would need inservice proof of this:

"With talking to him last night he did jump out of a plane once while in the army and said his knees could not take it." and any other potential inservcice problem with his knees and then a good medical opinion that can strongly associate this inservice injury with his present knee problems. The fact that he was involved in demolitions might also have caused this problem in some way.It appears he has filed the claim ??? and he needs to obtain his Service medical records and get a good medical opinion if the SMRs reveal no treatment for this. It might have been noted on his discharge physical as well as by a medic.I suggest even getting his personnel records too as it could have caused a change in his type of duty.

Also he could attempt to find a buddy statement as his unit might well be on line.

Did he jump out of the plane as a paratrooper (this would give him an MOS consistent with a possible knee injury)or was this a jump into a landing zone after the plane landed?

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