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Jason1611

Total Knee Replacement Revision and Compensation ?'s

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I have a question that I have not been able to get an answer to from anyone. I am 30% service connected for Knee that had a total knee replacement in Dec 2015, I received 13 months temp 100% and than received my 30% for the knee. Knee never worked right and Dr recommended a revision of the total knee replacement done in 2015. Had revision done to my previously totally replaced knee on 25 July 2017, surgical notes list surgery as revision left total knee arthroplasty. Surgeon had to completely remove and replace all prosthetics and components from previous knee replacement, plus added some more. Surgeon told me this will be a harder, longer, recovery than my first total knee replacement. My main question is do I receive the 13 months temp 100% for the revision of total knee, just like when a total knee replacement is done? If so do you file the claim just like for a total knee replacement, is it as easy as that? Anything special that I need or they require to grant it? Does VSO need to do anything special? Is it as cut and dry as it is when filing for the 13 months temp 100% for total knee replacement? Anybody have any experience or advice on this, I would really appreciate it. I just had the revision and I have great anxiety over this going smoothly. Don't know how I will provide for my family if it doesn't, I'm going to be out of work for a long time on this. I'm filing next week when I get all my surgical records with my VSO, so could really use some input. 

Thanks

Jason

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On 7/31/2017 at 8:47 PM, Jason1611 said:

Thank you Porgee, 

Thanks for the info. I'm still wondering if anybody knows if you receive automatic 13 months 100% temp for a total revision of total knee replacement, just like you do when you have a total knee replacement?

Thanks

Jason did you ever find your answer?  My husband is going to have to have surgery as well on his knee, they are going to take a bone graft from his other knee to fix it and I am wondering if he will get temp 100% and for how long......

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