Scoliosis

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  1. Seeking Knowledge

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    Daughter is a junior and beginning the process. She was seen as a young teen for slight scoliosis, 14% I believe, the degree just inside the 'watch' catagory for her doctor. Recheck a year later 11%. Have not been back for a few years to this doctor. It has never been an issue for her/no restrictions ever. Should we anticipate her needing a waiver? Is 11% a deal-breaker?
     
  2. Pima

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    Larry will answer for you, but I will tell yo that Bullet's family has a history of scoliosis (sister had a 38 degree at 13, niece had a 43 by 11) Bullet has scoliosis and his final med evaluation b4 commissioning had him at 23 degrees, he went to a specialist and the x-ray was done improperly, he was actually 17. He was commissioned with no problem and flew fighters for 20 yrs without any waiver.
     
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