My son just reveived his application packet from USNA that he is an official candidate. He had an injury of his (Rt.)dominant hand and had surgery with 1 screw in the 5th digit metacarpal (hand). The doctor said, the screw is permanent. He is doing well after surgery. What is his chances? Is he gonna be disqualified because of the screw?. Anyone with this experience or any advice? Actually, I’ve read the medical diaqualification in the musculoskeletal area that screw in the body can be waive until the screw can be removed but in his case the doctor said its permanent. My son is not aware of this yet. I dont want him to be upset, its only 4 days after his surgery. We dont want to do all this long process if he’s gonna be disqualified anyway. Please help.