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Injured Knees and effect on gait and secondary foot injuries?



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Assuming you already have a service - connected disability by the VA, sure you can get additional compensation.If you have a s-c for the bad knees, then yes you may be able to receive a disability secondary to it for other parts, such as feet, ankles, hips, etc. But, you first have to have the disability, and then you need a nexus letter written by a (orthopedic) doctor that can make it understandable why the secondary has been affected by the original knee disability. Look up the disability at  http://www.militarydisabilitymadeeasy.com/vadisabilityrating.html for the diagnostic code. Once you zero in on your disability, you can then determine if your symptoms will be compensated for. The challenge will be getting a nexus that works.

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Its gonna be contingent upon the doctors report. 

For example, if you are sc for knees, and the doc says your ankle pain is "at least as likely as not" due to your sc knee issues, then you should get secondary sc for ankles, too.  

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