torn ACL

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  1. ChipAyten

    ChipAyten Member

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    I partially tore my acl about 2 years ago during football practice (15 when happened, 17 now) Im completely healed and can do everything i could have done before but its on my medical record. could that warrant a DQ? and if so is it waiverable?
     
  2. RetNavyHM

    RetNavyHM USN (RET)

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    ChipAyten,

    Was it surgically repaired? If not, it will be a disqualification, but waivers can be granted depending on the stability of the knee. If you did have surgery, then DoDMERB will ask for stability testing to confirm that the surgery was successful. If the knee is stable then it would not be a disqualification.
     
  3. ChipAyten

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    arthroscopiclly yes. Could a letter from my rehab doctor (with test results and lots of info and weird words) stating my knee is fine suffice?
     
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    A young woman from last summer did that, had the surgery and rehabbed and is now part of the CGA Class of 2010.
     
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    RetNavyHM USN (RET)

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    ChipAyten,

    Once DoDMERB receives your physical examination they will ask for all medical records regarding the surgery, from the time you injured it until the time you were released back to full activities. They will also ask for a new orthopedic evaluation (not your family physician, but an orthopedist and it can be the same orthopedist that did the surgery) as well as NEW iso-kinetic testing and KT-1000 or 2000 testing. If all that falls within standards then you can be found medically qualified. If the testing shows laxity greater than what is allowed you will be disqualified, but again, waivers can be granted.
     
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    lol wow, its harder to get a DoDMERB green light than a green card. :yllol:
     

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