Broken Bones

bossf51

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Posting a "hypothetical" on behalf of another poster. Let's say you break your collarbone. Assuming it heals ok, how much of an impediment is this to getting Dodmerb clearance? Thanks.
 

RetNavyHM

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bossf51,

If this "hypothetical" applicant just fractured his/her collarbone, then he/she should be back to full activities in the next 8 weeks. In this case it would not be an issue. I would have this "hypothetical" applicant submit copies of the medical records to DoDMERB after being released to full activities by his/her physician. Any fracture that occurs after April I would be much more concerned about. If a "hypothetical" applicant has a fracture that requires any surgical intervention (hardware, bone graft, non-union of the fracture), would be a disqualification, and the earlier that DoDMERB is aware of it, the faster the wavier authorities can start the wavier process.
 

raimius

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Four (healed) fractures later and I am still here. As long as there are no long-term effects, you should be fine.
 
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