Sholder sublaxation surgery

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  1. Peterman1127

    Peterman1127 New Member

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    I am a junior in high school and I would like to know if I get my surgery on my sholder done, do I still qualify for the NROTC scholarship? My doctor said that I should be able to have full range of motion and continue in sports 6 months after my surgery. Thank you.
     
  2. stvblm

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    Not sure about the surgery but your spelling sure needs improvement.

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    Peterman1127 New Member

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    Spelling?

    I just want to clarify on what spelling mistake I have because my AutoCorrect says that all my spelling is correct.
     
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    "Shoulder" not "sholder"

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    kinnem Moderator

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    Shoulder is misspelled as sholder in the subject line. Not worth worrying about in my opinion. Unfortunately I do not know the answer to your original question. Hopefully someone authoritative will chime in.
     
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    My bad, didn't realize I spelt that wrong. Thank you.
     
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    I have no idea how DoDMERB handles your issue. Would assume that unless it is explicitly proscribed, then it would be handled on a case by case basis.

    What I can tell you is my personal experience. I had the surgery in 1979 after three dislocations. The surgery was performed by one of the developers of the procedure. At that time, some surgeons were still using pins. Those who got the pins definitely had reduced range of motion.

    Within a couple of years I stopped worrying about the shoulder popping out and have stayed relatively active over the years. I have total range of motion and as part of a regular workout regime, I do push-ups and pull-ups to the point of exhaustion.

    You will have the advantage of a smaller scar and infinitely better follow-up physical therapy than I had.
     

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