Stress Fracture, denied appt. this year, should I report the Stress Fracture next year?

kappapa

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Since DoDMERB says that,

"D224.41 Stress fractures, recurrent or single episode during the past year- Stress fractures, recurrent or single episode during the past year".

Since my stress fracture occurred January 2016, should I even report this to DoDMERB for my application for next year's cycle seeing how it is only concerned with the "past year"?
 
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That would depend on the question DoDMERB asks. If I can recall correctly when you fill out the DoDMERB it asks a bunch of yes no questions. If it asks "Have you ever had a stress fracture?" then the correct answer would be yes. If it asks "Have you had a stress fracture within the last year?" then the correct answer would be no.
 

MohawkArmyROTC

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Go with what the medical history asks. DODMERB reviews the DD 2492 (http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/forms/eforms/dd2492.pdf) and the examiners diagnostic notes. Your question about stress fractures would be covered by question 50: "Any bone or joint problem, injury, surgeries or medical treatment?" So you would then answer yes, and DODMERB will determine if it is an issues based on the specific issue you had. If the stress fractures happened over a year ago, then you would be good to go.
 

HowstheCow

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Also, your DODMERB exam is good for 2 years so if you did it this year, next year they will not do an exam but work off the DQ from previous cycle or go straight to waiver...at least that is what SA told my DS....
 

MohawkArmyROTC

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Also, your DODMERB exam is good for 2 years so if you did it this year, next year they will not do an exam but work off the DQ from previous cycle or go straight to waiver...at least that is what SA told my DS....

That is correct.
 
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