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Acute meniscal tear of the knee - Significant physical force Factor

There are now a number of SOPs which have a significant physical force factor.

All of the factors require a significant physical force applied to or through the affected joint at the time of clinical onset or clinical worsening of the condition.

There is no further definition of what constitutes a significant physical force.  However this could include direct, or indirect trauma, twisting, wrenching or stretching the joint ligaments, muscles or tendons, or a combination of these.

The circumstance of any stated injury will need to be considered in each case as to whether the injury would constitute the significant physical force as required.

Establishing the onset of the injury

The history of a significant physical force should have been noted on the medical records, although medical attention may not have been sought immediately for the resulting injury.  Therefore, a reliable history of an injury the meets the relevant description at the time of the onset of the condition being considered will generally be accepted unless there is contradictory evidence.  If the evidence is unclear, seek medical advice.

Last reviewed for CCPS 10 June 2012.

Investigative Documents

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Title

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Claimant Report
Significant Physical Force
CR9325.pdf
CR9325.docx
Medical Report
Significant Physical Force
MR9428.pdf
MR9428.docx
Preliminary questions [41910]

41876 the veteran had a significant physical force applied to or through side and site of the body at some time.

41954 the veteran had the significant physical force applied to or through side and site of the body at the time of the clinical onset of the acute meniscal tear of the knee.

41911  the veteran satisfies the occurrence provisions for the significant physical force and VEA service for the clinical onset of the acute meniscal tear of the knee.

898        the veteran has some operational service.

or

899        the veteran has some eligible service.

41912  the veteran has established the causal connection between the significant physical force and VEA service for the clinical onset of the acute meniscal tear of the knee.

41913   the veteran has established a causal connection between the significant physical force and operational service for the clinical onset of the acute meniscal tear of the knee.

or

41914   the veteran has established a causal connection between the significant physical force and eligible service for the clinical onset of the acute meniscal tear of the knee.

Clinical onset and operational service [41913]

41915 the veteran had the significant physical force applied to or through side and site of the body at the time of the clinical onset of the acute meniscal tear of the knee, on operational service.

41916 the significant physical force applied to or through side and site of the body that the veteran experienced at the time of the clinical onset of the acute meniscal tear of the knee, on operational service, was due to the veteran's serious default, wilful act or serious breach of discipline.

or

41917 the significant physical force applied to or through side and site of the body that caused the acute meniscal tear of the knee was due to an illness or injury which is identifiable.

41918 the veteran had the significant physical force to side and site of the body at the time of the clinical onset of the acute meniscal tear of the knee as a consequence of the identified illness or injury.

41919  the identified illness or injury that caused the acute meniscal tear of the knee due to the significant physical force to side and site of the body is causally related to operational service.

Clinical onset and eligible service [41914]

41920 the veteran had the significant physical force applied to or through side and site of the body at the time of the clinical onset of the acute meniscal tear of the knee, on eligible service.

41921 the veteran had the significant physical force applied to or through side and site of the body at the time of the clinical onset of the acute meniscal tear of the knee, on eligible service, as a causal result of eligible service duties.

41922 the significant physical force applied to or through side and site of the body that the veteran experienced at the time of the clinical onset of the acute meniscal tear of the knee, on eligible service, was due to the veteran's serious default, wilful act or serious breach of discipline.

or

41917 the significant physical force applied to or through side and site of the body that caused the acute meniscal tear of the knee was due to an illness or injury which is identifiable.

41918 the veteran had the significant physical force to side and site of the body at the time of the clinical onset of the acute meniscal tear of the knee as a consequence of the identified illness or injury.

41923  the identified illness or injury that caused the acute meniscal tear of the knee due to the significant physical force to side and site of the body is causally related to eligible service.