Medical Waiver/Legg Calve Perthes

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  1. dianew

    dianew New Member

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    Received a DQ for Perthes disease I had as a child. Onset at 3 1/2yrs, treated conservatively and healed by age 6 with no recurrent symptoms. Am a high school athlete, hockey player, skier, runner. Anyone have an indication of what my chances are for a waiver and the best way to go about it?
     
  2. kp2001

    kp2001 USMMA Alumnus

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    Chances for a waiver? This is a very tough question to answer. Mainly because I don't have a lot of prior cases to base my knowledge on. Looking at the disease and it's history I would venture to say that a waiver might be possible. Most with this disease do not develop debilitating problems until later in life (arthritic changes).

    How to get a waiver? Follow the waiver request directions to a T. Get in contact with Larry Mullen and DoDMERB to find out what/if anything else you need to get done. Be prepared to gather all medical notes, etc that are pertinent.
     
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    Thanks so much. I've been in touch with Larry Mullen and he's been very helpful. We are essentially in a waiting period until we here from Cadet Command about a waiver. In the meantime, we getting an independent orthopedic evaluation to document his current status. Not sure there's anything else we can do at this point.
     

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