Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome DQ?

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  1. Ponchco235

    Ponchco235 Member

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    I haven't taken the DoDMERB exam yet but I am anticipating a DQ (D224.90 Current or history of patello-femoral pain syndrome or retro patellar knee pain syndrome) due to diagnosis I received 11 months ago. The issue was completely resolved within 1 month with physical therapy and I was back to xc running then and have been running ever since. By the time I have my exam, this injury should be over a year ago. Is it possible to get a waiver for this at all? I can have my doctor and physical therapist attest to the fact that this injury is 100% healed. Thank you!
     
  2. PennStateArmyROTC

    PennStateArmyROTC Penn State ROO

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    I'm not a doctor, but I'll give my best DODMERB recommendations, which seem to work.

    1) Your DODMERB appointment is NOT a doctor's appointment; it's a job interview. You should be the best version of your permanent health on appointment day. If you woke up with a headache, or twisted your ankle on your way into the doctor's office, don't mention it. Stick to the things you've actively sought medical treatment/diagnosis for asked you'll be good.

    2) That said, disclose every ailment with which you've been diagnosed. Failure to disclose is more of an integrity issue, which will have a bigger impact than most medical conditions.

    3) Finally, be prepared! If you had a surgery, asthma after 13, missing toes, whatever...bring the medical documentation to prove you're GTG. Make sure your doctor knows this phrase, "Cleared for full and unrestricted activity."

    Once again, I'm not a doctor, though. I hope that helps!
     
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  3. Ponchco235

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    Thanks for the reply! I will be sure to mention that I was diagnosed with this (only ailment really, no history of asthma etc.) but I have been, like you said, "cleared for full and unrestricted activity" ever since then. Thanks again!
     

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