Hi all My name is Ed . I was injured back in 2002 triped over a air hose at work. I needed to have a operation to my knee an arthrosopy. Was off work for 8 weeks no problem with workers comp. Got my TTD and I went back to work but I still complained about pain in my knee. My doctor told me that I had to live with it the rest of my life ok the pain did not stop me form working. So I did not give it any more thought . I this was in june that I went back to work . In oct I receved a letter form the stating sence i have not had any more problems that my case will be closed. Again I did not give this a secend thought as the pain was not that bad and was not looking to get any money out of this injury . In april 2004 I told my employer that my knee was realy bothering me and I wanted to go see the doc . So I was told that a new clame need to be filed . I sead no that I had 5 years to reopen a clam. After 4 months I was able to have an MIR . the MIR revils that I had to have another Arthrosopy . Thay had to open a new clam becaust the MIR showed a tear in a deferent place in my knee. Ok New clam. Now I had the operation in sept 28th . I told my doctor I still had alot of pain after 12 weeks . He gave me a shot of cortazone spelling is wrong I am sure . That helped for about two weeks untell I was finished PT . Now I went to the doc and I was informed that I will need a Knee replacement . Is this some thing the ins will aprove . Or am I looking at a fight to geet back on my feet .