Medically Disqualified?

SFRanger

Banned
Best to be honest and let the system work. Medical DQ's are serious and most of the time are not over turned. With that said, I know of one cadet that reported to Beast and got hurt. They found out he had a previous injury that was not reported. He was gone after they figured it out.
 

Impulsive

Member
Thanks...you live and learn. I just don't think it right that an examiner basically badgers a 17 yr old, then makes a notation on his record without any medical evidence rather than asking me and my DS before submitting it. I even asked for a copy and she said she could not give me one.
 

Impulsive

Member
To be honest, a diagnosis of PFPS in one knee without ANY documentation other than a 17yr old saying he had stiffness a couple of times after pushing himself for six miles is a little much. We submitted his medical records and they indicated nothing other than he needed to do some more stretching before he runs. He had been just going out the door and running six miles a day without warming up..... I guess learning comes with age...:)
 

Pima

10-Year Member
To be honest, a diagnosis of PFPS in one knee without ANY documentation other than a 17yr old saying he had stiffness a couple of times after pushing himself for six miles is a little much. We submitted his medical records and they indicated nothing other than he needed to do some more stretching before he runs. He had been just going out the door and running six miles a day without warming up..... I guess learning comes with age...:)

I get your angst, however you keep ignoring the fact that in your post he FIRST had a remedial and you already submitted his medical records from your family doc and ortho. Something in their documents had to say more than just stretching impo.
 

kinnem

Moderator
5-Year Member
Im sure some will disagree but for those new to the forums reading these threads I would take note. Never volunteer a self diagnosis. If you're not under treatment for, have a documented history of or have medical record documentation of a medical issue don't create one. Something as innocent as a passing admission as once having "pain" can open a can of worms and cause unnecessary medical clearance delays and worry. Let your medical exam and records speak for themselves. Its laudable that individuals want to go the extra mile to prove 100% openness and accuracy about their health hx but not mentioning a pain you once had as a result of athletic activities is in no way being evasive about your health history. Every kid has had pains, sickness/illness and minor injuries. It's part of life. By the way, not mentioning a minor temporary pain from years ago is not being dishonest....It's using common sense.
I suppose it's possible they may never contact you again. If it were me I would go ahead and send it, when you have everything complete. Just my 2 cents. Others may know better than I.
 

Impulsive

Member
You are probably right, I am not a GP or a Ortho so I don't know all the medical info. All tests, x-rays, range of motion, and examinations were negative for any problems. We have him scheduled to return to the Ortho next week to see if we can get the doc to give him a totally clean bill of health. The doc said he was experiencing mild "runners knee" due to him not working up his distances and not stretching properly, but no restrictions were placed on him and after he began stretching no further issues occurred and he has not been back to see any doctor since 3/18. I believe I understand the DoDMerbs regs sometimes call for 18 months of no problems, but I thought that only included post treatment after surgery, with medications, or history of?
 

kinnem

Moderator
5-Year Member
Well, I can't say I'm familiar with all the DoDMERB regs. I think we all understand your anger but no one, even you, knows exactly what the examiner sent in. Hell, for all we know there was a typo when something was entered in the system. You seem to be on the right track to get it resolved. Sometimes we just have to be patient and focus our energies on actually resolving the problem. Barring any new info I think the posters here have done what we can to help. Please keep us posted though, especially as new information becomes available. Hopefully you can get a copy of what the DoDMERB doc sent in. Perhaps there are some HIPA issues with giving it to you? If that's the case your DS ought to be able to resolve that with his signature on the appropriate form. Or, he should be able to request a copy himself. Does the doctor even understand the situation and why you're requesting a copy?

Also, please make sure your son understands not to mention issues when there is no diagnosis.
 
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