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Forearm Hernia Claim?


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Hello,

I was hoping to get a second opinion on a potential claim. While in service I had a radical tenosynovectomy which is service connected. I am also service connected for the scar from said surgery. That surgery caused a hernia on my forearm. The size of muscle coming through is about 2.5 inches long by about 1 inch wide.

 

I was wondering if this should be a pretty straight forward claim or what I might need to consider or prepare for?

 

I believe this claim would fall under 38 CFR § 4.73, Schedule of Ratings – Muscle Injuries, Diagnostic Code 5326.

 

Seems pretty straight forward to me but again it's the VA and there always seems to be something to complicate things.

 

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