Broken Ankle

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  1. molloy09

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    I am currently a Junior. Yesterday, I broke my ankle. The hospital splinted it and I will have a cast on it tommorrow. Is this going to be a problem with DODMERB? The break is not irregular. Will I be disqualified when DODMERB examines me? Thanks for all of your help.:help: :stretcher:
     
  2. Antoinette

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    You poor thing, at least it is a simple break! I hope you are doing okay. Most people think a break is no big deal, but it does hurt for the first few days. You will heal in no time, I am sure! You have plenty of time to heal and rehab before you get your DoDMERB card for the medical exam. You will simply have to report the injury on the medical questionnaire.

    RetNavyHM will give you an answer soon, I am sure. He will give you great advice.
     
  3. molloy09

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    Thanks Antoinette, I am doing fine... just a little uncomfortable. I am just worried that it will affect DODMERB and I will be DQed. Hopefully not. Thanks for the input!
     
  4. Antoinette

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    Glad you are okay...keep that foot elevated! :smile: Get well soon! and no more of this :stretcher: ! :wink: :wink:
     
  5. inthenavy2008

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    I'm sorry to find out that anybody get hurt. Feel better soon!
     
  6. molloy09

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    Thanks everyone. You are all so supportive!:wink: :biggrin:
     
  7. RetNavyHM

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    Since you are currently a junior, if the break does not require any surgery, and you heal well, then there should be no issues when it comes to DoDMERB. They will require copies of all the medical records regarding this, so make sure to get copies.
     
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    :eek: :unhappy: Ahhhhh! I just found out that it is NOT a simple break. When I broke my ankle, I apparently twisted some ligaments and they pulled two other bones slightly out of place. I have two choices... get screws put into my leg to adjust the other two bones properly and in three months get them taken out....or.....just put a cast on it and hope for the best. I know that you guys won't be able to give me real advice, but any suggestions? Has anyone ever heard of someone getting into an academy with a similar situation or is it out of the question? Thanks for all of your help and support.:rant2: :bang:
     
  9. RetNavyHM

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    Life unfortunately is hardly ever simple!!

    The choice is between you, your parents and your physician. The best thing I can tell you, is to follow your physicians advise. If your physician feels that the best chance for a 100% recovery is the surgical route, then you need to consider that. You will need to walk on that ankle for the rest of your life.

    Based on what you have stated, even if you went the surgical route, as long as you are at 100% by next December it should not be an issue whichever route you choose. Just remember that you need to be at 100%, if you are only at 90% you may run into some issues.

    You are young and you have time. Focus on healing right now, and worry about the DoDMERB issue next year.
     
  10. Antoinette

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    molloy09, you will heal quickly, you young'uns are kind of good at that sort of thing. You have plenty of time to get back to 100% in time for the class of 2013.

    Here you are following doctor's orders: :director: :angel:

    Then the physical therapist's rehab plan: :director: :muscles2:

    No more of this :bang: or this :rant2:

    But you are allowed this :cool: and this :rockon:

    Good luck, best wishes and get well soon!
     

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