Got Appointment but...

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  1. batinhand1

    batinhand1 Member

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    My DS just got his BFE but I am worried about a medical issue he had 4 years ago. He has a plate in his leg when he broke his femur in 8th grade. He has zero issues with it and it was disclosed when he had his medical exam but can he be turned away at I Day? I would pray not since it was disclosed and he was obviously 3 Q'd. Someone please put my mind at ease.
     
  2. GoArmyBeatNavy

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    Congrats on the appointment! I am not sure if this will put your mind at ease. Would be better if we knew what Academy your DS received an appointment to.

    Assuming your son put down that he had the retained hardware on his medical history form and that he discussed it with the reviewing physician during his DoDMERB exam, than the DoD Instructions (DoDI 6130.03) states:

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    These are the DoD's instructions to each of the services. The separate services can make their standards more stringent if they need to. The Army's standards are here but they appear to reflect the DoD instructions.
     
  3. JMS

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    I'm thinking, if it was disclosed, etc. and your DS passed then things are all fine, but it has happened that people are DQ on I day, but from what I've read here those DQs are usually for recent injuries that will limit one's ability to participate in the training, or some condition that was marginal at the DODMERB exam and the Drs want to review.
    I get it that your DS would like some closure. Perhaps a call from your DS to the admission people can get him put through to the medical staff. They will be the ones to finally decide and may give you some insight about it being an issue or not. I suppose it may raise a flag for them that may have otherwise gone unnoticed, but my sense is they go over the records pretty thoroughly ahead of I day and know who they want to screen for what well ahead of I day. Since the plate does not limit his ability to perform, I expect all will be ok.

    And, keep in mind if some other accident happens between now and then it too may become the problem. Career ending accidents and behavior happen after I day, too.
    So, in any event it may be wise to keep plan B simmering, even to the point of paying the couple of hundred $ deposit to hold a seat, and don't take him off the family medical insurance until graduation!
     
  4. Rocko

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    My DS has a steel plate in his leg and was medically qualified as well. He broke his Tibia and Fibula last January in a wrestling match. He was given full clearance from his doctor after it healed and has also passed DODMERB. He had a remedial to provide information from the doctor and that went smoothly.

    I honestly wouldn't worry unless it bothers him. If he was medically qualified then unless something changes he should be fine.
     
  5. Frogboy

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    Your DS should be alright given that he disclosed all of the information on his DoDMERB application. Congrats on the appointment!!
     
  6. batinhand1

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    Thanks for the responses. My mind is officially at ease.
     

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