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Winn V. Heckler

Date: 
01/01/1985

Claimant's fully healed right knee fusion does not constitute a medically determinable cause of claimant's subjective complaints of disabling pain. Subjective complaints of pain must be considered and evaluated, but only if there is a medically determinable impairment that could cause the pain. Court noted that a diagnosis of psychological disorder that transforms emotions into pain is a sufficient basis for the finding of a medical or medically determinable impairment.


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