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Inability to obtain approropriate clinical management for acute meniscal tear of the knee

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Acute meniscal tear of the knee - Inability to obtain approropriate clinical management for acute meniscal tear of the knee Factor

In the case of an acute meniscal tear of the knee, appropriate clinical management may include a range of treatments.  This may consist of any of the following:

  • Treatment with anti-inflammatories or paracetamol
  • Arthroscopic surgery for partial menisectomy
  • Surgery for total menisectomy, meniscal replacement or total knee replacement in severe cases, (usually once there is progression to Osteoarthritis)

With arthroscopic surgery recovery and rehabilitation periods are quite short.  Patients are usually able to walk after a couple of days and can resume normal activities 2-3 months following surgery.

Full surgical repair or knee replacement takes longer, and patients may need knee braces and crutches for an extended period of months before being able to undertake weight bearing activities.

Inability to obtain appropriate clinical management

Last reviewed for CCPS 10 June 2012.

Preliminary questions [41886]

11109  the condition under consideration has been accepted on the basis of inability to obtain appropriate clinical management for the condition under consideration.

7066     there is some evidence that an inability to obtain appropriate clinical management for the condition under consideration may be a factor in the worsening of the condition under consideration.

7334     the clinical onset of the condition under consideration occurred after the end of the veteran's last period of VEA service.

7335     the condition under consideration permanently worsened.

7378     the veteran was unable to obtain appropriate clinical management for the condition under consideration at some time.

7379     the inability to obtain appropriate clinical management for the condition under consideration contributed to the clinical worsening of the condition under consideration.

11233   the veteran satisfies the occurrence provisions for the inability to obtain appropriate clinical management for the condition under consideration and VEA service for the clinical worsening of the condition under consideration.

898        the veteran has some operational service.

or

899        the veteran has some eligible service.

11234   the veteran has established the causal connection between the inability to obtain appropriate clinical management for the condition under consideration and VEA service for the clinical worsening of the condition under consideration.

11235  the veteran has established the causal connection between the inability to obtain appropriate clinical management for the condition under consideration and operational service for the clinical worsening of the condition under consideration.

or

11236  the veteran has established the causal connection between the inability to obtain appropriate clinical management for the condition under consideration and eligible service for the clinical worsening of the condition under consideration.

Clinical worsening and operational service [11235]

7384     the veteran was unable to obtain appropriate clinical management for the condition under consideration, which contributed to the clinical worsening of the condition under consideration, during operational service.

21084 the veteran was unable to obtain appropriate clinical management for the condition under consideration, which contributed to the clinical worsening of the condition under consideration, during operational service, as a causal result of operational service.

7387     the veteran's inability to obtain appropriate clinical management for the condition under consideration during operational service was due to the veteran's serious default, wilful act or serious breach of discipline.

or

7389     the veteran was unable to obtain appropriate clinical management for the condition under consideration, which contributed to the clinical worsening of the condition under consideration, because of an illness or injury which is identifiable.

7390     the identified illness or injury which prevented the veteran from obtaining appropriate clinical management for the condition under consideration is causally related to operational service.

7392     the clinical onset of the condition under consideration occurred prior to that part of operational service to which the identified illness or injury that prevented the veteran from obtaining appropriate clinical management for the condition under consideration is causally related.

Clinical worsening and eligible service [11236]

7385     the veteran was unable to obtain appropriate clinical management for the condition under consideration, which contributed to the clinical worsening of the condition under consideration, during eligible service.

7386     the veteran was unable to obtain appropriate clinical management for the condition under consideration, which contributed to the clinical worsening of the condition under consideration, during eligible service, as a causal result of eligible service.

7388     the veteran's inability to obtain appropriate clinical management for the condition under consideration during eligible service was due to the veteran's serious default, wilful act or serious breach of discipline.

or

7389     the veteran was unable to obtain appropriate clinical management for the condition under consideration, which contributed to the clinical worsening of the condition under consideration, because of an illness or injury which is identifiable.

7391     the identified illness or injury which prevented the veteran from obtaining appropriate clinical management for the condition under consideration is causally related to eligible service.

7393     the clinical onset of the condition under consideration occurred prior to that part of eligible service to which the identified illness or injury that prevented the veteran from obtaining appropriate clinical management for the condition under consideration is causally related.