Finger

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  1. linkgmr

    linkgmr Old Grad

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    Okay, here's the breaks. I already have an appointment to USMA, have accepted it, have been deemed medically qualified by DODMERB and all that.

    However....

    I dislocated my finger around Christmas time. My dad's a doctor, and he was able to reduce the finger very quickly (within minutes), and by this point, there's almost no pain, and the finger functions perfectly. But it looks weird. Is this the kind of thing I need to notify DODMERB about? Is there any way this would put my appointment in jeopardy?
     
  2. caitvvw

    caitvvw Member

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    If you didn't go to the doctor to get it fixed, I would suggest not reporting it. They'll most likely make an unnecessary amount of fuss over something so small, if anything.
     
  3. mom3boys

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    linkgmr: the only person on this forum whom you should listen to is Larry Mullen. I can already tell you basically what he'll say: send an email to him at the address he posts on here and include the last 4 digits of your SS#. He will shoot straight w/ you.
     
  4. linkgmr

    linkgmr Old Grad

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    Thanks. I'm at the ortho guy's office right now, and he says that although the bone appears to have deformed, there seems to be no loss in grip strength or range of motion. It seems the damage is more or less entirely cosmetic.
     
  5. linkgmr

    linkgmr Old Grad

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    So I just got out of the doc's office. He tells me that my finger, while inflamed, seems to be only sprained, as X rays have shown. Now, I wouldn't think that a finger sprain is serious enough to report to DODMERB, but just in case, I snagged some documentation saying that I would be okay at USMA and that the finger shouldn't hinder me in any way.
     
  6. MullenLE

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    The correct response is: cut and paste your posting; provide me your full name and last 4 SSN; and send me an email to Larry.Mullen@dodmerb.tma.osd.mil. I can assist you better from there? Reason? Look over your DoDMERB qualification notice and the USMA catalog. You should notify DoDMERB of any change in your medical status. You are about to enter an institution where you follow instructions and when assigned to leadership positions, issue instructions....West Point also has an Honor Code.....:thumb:
     

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