Meniscus Tear

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  1. taylorsalzberg

    taylorsalzberg New Member

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    What is the rule for meniscus tears? Will you be disqualified if you have surgery within a certain time frame from attending the Coast Guard Academy? Is there any type of waiver possible?
     
  2. kp2001

    kp2001 USMMA Alumnus

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    you will likely require a waiver. yes, waivers are a possibility. If you need surgery, get surgery. Don't let potential acceptance into a school derail necessary medical care.
     
  3. goaliedad

    goaliedad Parent

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    I think that a waiver may be required if the injury is fairly recent and the doctor hasn't given the all clear. IIRC, that usually comes 6-months to a year after the surgery.

    In my daughter's case, it was handled through a remedial after her DoDMERB physical and questionnaire for AROTC. We provided complete medical records (hers was a red-white medial lateral tear). Her's was between 8th and 9th grade, followed by 4 years of 3 varsity sports. From my exchanges with Mr. Mullen back in the day, it never entered my mind that it would be an issue.

    YMMV
     
  4. kodiakisland

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    We are currently going through this with my son who had a partial meniscectomy and ACL repair.

    The standard for a DQ on the meniscus is less than 6 months for a meniscal repair and less than 3 months for a partial meniscectomy.
     

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