Hello, I am happy I found these forums! Okay little history on my injury... I hurt my knee in Basic Training in 2008, finished basic training, then went to AIT in APG....knee still bothered me and was told it was just runners knee from an exam at sick call. I graduate AIT and then goto S. Korea for two years, now for the first year my knee was killing me and I was going to sick call being put on profile and taken off profile for an entire year. Finally after a year the PA sends me to ortho, who recommends an MRI. MRI shows I had a torn ACL...did the surgery on July 9, 2010...had a cadavar graph...one year later knee pain has never stopped. I went to the doctor now on Ft. Campbell who diagnosed runners knee....but I havent ran since my surgery...I have tried but my knee gives out and I fall. Another 6 months of profiles and they send me to Ortho...Ortho recommends physical therapy...after 3 months of PT the PT Doc sends me for an MRI...shows I have tears in my meniscous...get sent back to ortho...Ortho does their little tests and it causes pretty intense pain...they look at the MRI and says there is nothing wrong with me...now the PT Doctor didnt read the MRI a person who apparently reads these things for a living saw the torn meniscous in 2 spots....but the ORTHO doc said their wrong. Ortho recommends 1 of 2 things either MEB/PEB or they stick a camera in me to explore...I refuse the camera exploration. Goto my PA submits MEB packet on October 18, 2011 and tells me it will take 4-8 weeks to see an MEB physician...long time huh? Now I have my knee injury with a past surgery...and "tears in my meniscous" I have tendinitous in my left hip (opposite of the injured knee) and my right shoulder, I am waiting to see the PA again to get a test for carpeltunnels in both wrists... My question is what is taking so long to see a MEB Physician...and how will the va rate my knee injury with one person saying its torn and one saying its not.....this process has me just stressin out as I have a wife and a 3 month old child....Thanks again for the help and advice!