I’m not exactly sure how to frame this question so I’m going to just lay it all out there.
So I broke my arm when I was younger, around 8th grade and it never healed correctly. My arms carrying angle is off which makes my arm crooked and it cracks and sometimes hurts when I move it. I saw a specialist, he gave me an X-Ray and an MRI and he recommended surgery but he’d have to grind off part of my arm and I was too scared at that age and I didn’t want to fix it then because of sports and wanting to join the military and then I didn’t want to fix it in the military because I wanted to do my job and I could do everything just fine. The means didn’t justify the ends considering I had no issues.
Now I’m out, I have a 60% rating, and VA healthcare. Recently whenever I bend my arm, I get really bad nerve pain. I did some research and I’m pretty sure I have cubitus valgus and I’ve already been told by a specialist years ago that I need surgery. My question is, does the VA cover surgeries like this or am I better off doing it myself? Money is tight and I do have insurance through my employer but I still haven’t reached my deductible. Thanks guys.
TL;DR: broke arm as kid, hurts now, want surgery. Will the VA help?
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