Chances of USAF Surgeon General’s approval

mmmkay

New Member
To sum it all up. I had gotten an S/P ORIF on my left leg (An IM rod and 4 screws, 2 above my ankle and 2 below my knee) 4 years ago. My recruiter took all of my medical records of the surgery and sent it to the Surgeon General. A couple of weeks go by and my recruiter calls me and says that it kicked back, and that they were requesting additional info. The SG was “requesting a current ortho eval with a recommendation that the hardware not removed and that the patient is unlikely to experience problems over the course of their lifetime. Also need ROM, strength and stability along w/ activity level.” So I went to to an ortho and got everything they wanted. My recruiter sent those new docs to the SG, and it has now been 30 days since I’ve heard from the SG. What are your guys’ thoughts on my situation? Is there a really good chance that imma get approved, and be able to get into the AirForce?

By the way my ROM tests and all of the other things needed were good. My bones are perfectly healed and I have no issues at all.
 

JRS92078

Member
My DS received a waiver for rod and screws that remain in place after a broken femur from2 years ago - however he was also able to show athletically that it has not hindered him. We submitted everything they requested and did receive an approval medically. Basically, I think they are looking to see if they will be on the hook for your future medical expenses you might incur from previous injuries. Approval is certainly possible. Will keep my fingers crossed for you and say a few prayers!
 

mmmkay

New Member
My DS received a waiver for rod and screws that remain in place after a broken femur from2 years ago - however he was also able to show athletically that it has not hindered him. We submitted everything they requested and did receive an approval medically. Basically, I think they are looking to see if they will be on the hook for your future medical expenses you might incur from previous injuries. Approval is certainly possible. Will keep my fingers crossed for you and say a few prayers!
Thank you!!! I really needed to hear something like that! Hopefully it all goes well!
 
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