I had a meniscus tear in my left knee when I was in the Military, never recovered full range of motion in the knee, and I now have hip pain due to an altered gait. The VA documented that the knee extension is limited to 5-9 degrees, altered gate due to knee extension problem, arthritis in the left knee, bursitus in the right hip, & torn labrum on right hip. My claim was submitted without seeking help from someone familar with the process, which I suspect was a bad choice.
I received my rating letter today:
*10% for Degenerative joint disease status-post meniscus tear
*0% for Limited extension, left knee
*Deferred decision on right hip pain to include altered gait because they need additional information.
Should I appeal or is this normal for these problems?
Edited by SAR II, 04 July 2012 - 07:52 AM.