I've began my application process to the Naval Academy for next year's entering class and I'm confident that I have a good shot at getting in, but I'm unsure whether or not this is a disqualification. As a freshman I broke my right forearm pretty badly and I had to have plates and pins installed. It healed quickly and my bone is now fully healed. However, the hardware is still in there. The doctor said it wasn't a concern as the pins don't affect bone growth. The pins don't cause any issues at all and I can do everything I did before the break. Would this be considered a DQ, and if it is, how easy would it be to get a medical waiver? I appreciate any helpful responses.