Shoulder surgery

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  1. usarmystrong97

    usarmystrong97 Member

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    I have recently had shoulder surgery due to shoulder dislocations. It was an arthroscopic bankart repair. Would this keep me from service in the military? Would I need to get a waiver or what? I plan on participating in rotc next year, would it jeopardize that? Thanks

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  2. JMS

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    Arthroscopic knee surgery for dislocation was not dead-end for my DS in AROTC. He did have to jump through some addl 'hoops' with DODMERB and eventually received a waiver from the Medical folks at Cadet HQ.
    In anticipation of the need to document, gather copies of your Dr's reports/records (ask for two copies, one to send, one to keep for you). And anticipate the need for a completely clean/no restriction/ is already participating in all the usual sports letter.
     
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    My doctor mentioned he had worked on many cadets before. I was just wondering if for some reason I would be turned down. Also could the surgery disable me to join like say the army but still join the navy or marines?

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  4. Pima

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    The way it works is DoDMERB qualifies or disqualifies by the regulations set forth from DoD. The branches are the ones to determine if a waiver will be granted. It is possible Army says no and AF says yes.
     

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