Do pins and plate in arm= DQ?

JLogan

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I had a compound fracture a few years ago and had to get surgery to heal it. Igs fully healed, complete mobility and not pain etc., but there is still a plate in my arm. The doc said wasn't worth removing, will this be an issue when applying to an academy/ROTC?
 

5Day

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You should qualify. See the standard below.

e. Fractures
(1) Current malunion or non-union of any fracture (733.8) (except asymptomatic ulnar styloid process fracture).
(2) Current retained hardware (including plates, pins, rods, wires, or screws) used for fixation that is symptomatic or interferes with proper wearing of equipment or military uniform. Retained hardware is not disqualifying if fractures are healed, ligaments are stable, and there is no pain.
Add "ligaments are stable" to your explanation of
fully healed, complete mobility and not pain
and you should be good to go.
 
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