Injury after DoDMERB Exams

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  1. sg1fan93

    sg1fan93 Member

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    If I were to sustain an injury after taking all the medical exams, should I report them to DoDMERB or anything? I ask this because I took a nasty fall snowboarding recently, no injuries luckily, but it made me more aware.
     
  2. Dad

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    Yes. DS broke his hand in football. He had to report it to DoDMERB. He was issued a remedial and has since requalified.
     
  3. MullenLE

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    sg1fan93 - Yes.:thumb:
     
  4. gumby

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    I have a similar issue. I suffered a knee injury several days ago, and the doctor suspects its a torn ACL. If in fact it turns out to be a torn ACL, do I have to report it, and if so how do I go about doing it? What are the chances it will prevent me from getting an appointment? I realize 4.5 months to heal from an ACL injury is not much, but I think it could be possible.
     
  5. MullenLE

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    Yes. Send me an email with your posting and complete name and last 4 SSN:thumb:
     
  6. Austynx

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    Ok so I broke my arm in october, and its pretty much good now, not perfect but it will be in a month or two. I reported this to dodmerb moths back but recently I recieved a conditional appointment pending my medical clearance. With DODmerb being down, they cannot see that I am qualified. but my question lies in that I reported in further detail my injury on the back of my conditional appointment. It involved surgery, Can you enlighten me on the process I will have to endure to be clear of this problem, thanks.
     
  7. MullenLE

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    Yes. Send me an email with your posting and complete name and last 4 SSN:thumb:
     
  8. Mikeandcris

    Mikeandcris Parents of 2014 Grad and F-15 Pilot

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    Post Appointment fracture

    Last year my son received his appointment, and three weeks later broke his collarbone while skiing. At first the doctors said it would heal naturally in 6-8 weeks; however, once he returned home, a specialist said he needs a plate. Long story short: We contacted Mr Mullen, his appointment was then made conditional pending a doctor's opinion that he could withstand the rigors of basic training. Surgery was around March 1. By May 10 the doctor gave the green light and generated a letter with specific wording indicating he was 100% and ready to handle BCT. Within a week, his appointment was restored and he reported to I-Day on June 23. No problems since (knock on wood.) This was an incredibly stressful event for him and us. Dr Mullen was very helpful (we had questions whether a plate was disqualifying.)
     
  9. MullenLE

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    Glad to hear a success story. Clarification... I am not a physician, a PhD, or any other coveted professional title....I'm just Larry:thumb:

    Moral of the story...after an applicant receives an appointment, put them in a protective bubble:thumb:
     
  10. marciemi

    marciemi USMA Alumnus

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    Mr. Mullen - can you do anything now with the systems being down? We'd contacted you a month or so ago after my son's injuries and have been working with Mr. Templeton since then. Everything (paperwork) was submitted around 3 weeks ago now, but each time he tries to follow up, he's told they can't do anything until the computers come back up. We'll gladly fax everything over again if it would expedite the process but I'm just trying to find out if we need to wait on the computers or if we contacted you again if you could possibly get the status for us. He's a bit frustrated not knowing if an academy, or even ROTC, is still a possibility or if he should be doing some frantic, last-minute applications to state schools, etc. in the meantime! Thanks!
     
  11. patentesq

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    Sir, applying to state schools is a good plan with or without DoDMERB, especially given the number of horror stories similar to the one that Mikeandcris experienced.

    This is what I have asked (basically forced) my DS to do, because my DS -- appointment to USMA in hand -- has decided that he wants to complete his third year of pole-vaulting this spring on the track team. Ugh! Why can't it be chess or badminton or something? I'd settle for video games! But pole-vaulting? And my DS says that using bubble-wrap is a non-starter because it interferes with his pole-vaulting height.
     
  12. MullenLE

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    Well marciemi, I certainly can't do anything from here on the Forums. Because marciemi is meaningless to me without an applicant name and last 4 SSN. What is stated in your posting is not accurate. We are in fact doing many things with the website being down. So, why don't you send me an email and no, it is highly doubtful that you would need to fax things again. The database is not down.
     
  13. MD Dad

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    Ah, yes...the dangers of pole vaulting. A few weeks ago I heard a very loud "snap" as my DS landed on the mat. Fortunately, it was the cross bar that broke in two and not my DS's arm or leg. Last weekend, he nearly broke his nose as he came down on the cross bar. Just keep crossing your fingers each time he goes up!
     
  14. MullenLE

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    Moral of the story.....Be safe; especially after you've received a scholarship or an appointment to an Academy:thumb:
     

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