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Will a meniscus injury disqualify me from joining the u.S. Air force?

Will a meniscus injury disqualify me from joining the u.S. Air force?

Not necessarily: Many meniscus injuries will heal without any deficit or symptoms. Depends on the location and degree of injury. Some will cause locking of the knee and severe pain and can happen in association with injury to ligaments while other meniscus injuries will be more minor and can heal without surgery, or possibly with relatively minor arthroscopic surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Jack Farr
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Knee Meniscus Tear (Definition)

A common knee injury in which the meniscus, a rubbery, C-shaped disc that cushions your knee, gets torn or stretched.. Each knee has two menisci (plural of meniscus)-one at the outer edge of the knee and one at the inner edge. The menisci keep your knee steady by balancing your ...Read more


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Will a medical injury disqualify me from the airlines?

Will a medical injury disqualify me from the airlines?

What kind?: Really depends on the injury. If it limits your ability to perform the functions of your job, it very well may. Ask your ame. ...Read more

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Will phentermine disqualify me from the air force?

Will phentermine disqualify me from the air force?

Phentermine: I would ask them. My guess would be yes. You dont want to be flying a jet if you have ADHD ...Read more

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Can two previous root canals disqualify me from joining the air force?

Can two previous root canals disqualify me from joining the air force?

No: Individuals undergoing root canal therapy are acceptable, however, treatment will be completed prior to being sworn into active duty. ...Read more

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Will a bone cyst prevent me from joining the military?

Will a bone cyst prevent me from joining the military?

Please see:: http://usmilitary.about.com/od/joiningthemilitary/a/intmedstandards.htm.

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Will a shunt disqualify me from the army?

Will a shunt disqualify me from the army?

Clarify please: Please advise us what type of shunt you are referring to. If you are 46 years old than it is unlikely that your age will be waived for regular Army. ...Read more

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Would an ACL injury keep me from the army?

Would an ACL injury keep me from the army?

Possibly: "History of uncorrected anterior (717.83) or posterior (717.84) cruciate ligament injury is disqualifying." See: http://usmilitary.about.com/od/joiningthemilitary/a/extremities2.htm ...Read more

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Can a blood disorder keep me from joining the military?

Can a blood disorder keep me from joining the military?

Possibly: "Current or history of coagulation defects (286) to include, but not limited to von Willebrand’s Disease (286.4), idiopathic thrombocytopenia (287) , or Henoch-Schönlein Purpura (287.0), is disqualifying. Leukopenia. Current or history of diagnosis of any form of chronic or recurrent agranulocytosis and/or leukopenia (288.0) is disqualifying." ...Read more

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Will my lung surgeries prevent me from joining the military?

Will my lung surgeries prevent me from joining the military?

Quite possibly: Don't know the reason for the surgeries. Please review: http://usmilitary.about.com/od/joiningthemilitary/a/lungs.htm ...Read more

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Could a triple spiral fracture stop me form joining the air force?

Could a triple spiral fracture stop me form joining the air force?

Spiral fracture: This entirely depends on if your fracture was treated appropriately and after you recover if you are able to do what physical requirements the AirForce has for you. ...Read more

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Will a grade 2 AC joint separation disqualify me from the army?

Will a grade 2 AC joint separation disqualify me from the army?

Army entry: see: http://usmilitary.about.com/od/joiningthemilitary/a/extremities3.htm & http://usmilitary.about.com/od/joiningthemilitary/a/extremities.htm

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What can you do to recover from a torn ligament in the knee, without surgery?

What can you do to recover from a torn ligament in the knee, without surgery?

Depends on ligament: Some ligament injuries will heal with non operative treatment. This depends on which ligament and how severe an injury occurred. The medial collateral and posterior cruciate ligaments may heal with protectice bracing for 4-6 weeks if they involve a partial tear and no other damage. Complete tearing of a ligament will often be associated with other knee damage. Mri can often tell. ...Read more

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Will past weight issues disqualify me from the military?

Will past weight issues disqualify me from the military?

Was it related to an: eating disorder? ") Eating disorders (307.5), anorexia nervosa (307.1), bulimia (307.51), or unspecified disorders of eating (307.59) lasting longer than 3 months and occurring after 13th birthday are disqualifying." See: http://usmilitary.about.com/od/joiningthemilitary/a/neurotic.htm ...Read more

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Can I join the us army if I suffer from a coarctation of the aorta?

Can I join the us army if I suffer from a coarctation of the aorta?

Doubtful: I'm not an army medical officer and I don't play one on TV, but I doubt you'd qualify. ...Read more

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How can you recover from a torn ligament in the knee without surgery?

How can you recover from a torn ligament in the knee without surgery?

Ligament dependent: Many ligaments are part of your knee. Ligaments that have a reasonable chane to heal with appropriate non operative management, include: PCL (mandates bracing); mcl, some mpfl (medial patlellofemoral ligament). The ACL and lcl usually required an augmented repair or an anatomical reconstruction? ...Read more

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Hi docs, would a knee replacement keep me from joining the military?

Hi docs, would a knee replacement keep me from joining the military?

Yes: Best answered by a military md but from my experience the physical requirements required by military duty would preclude an applicant who had knee replacement surgery. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Can you still join the air force with minor scoliosis?

Can you still join the  air force with minor scoliosis?

Yes: This may depend on the actual degree of your curve but as a general rule minor scoliosis should not restrict your activities or occupation. ...Read more

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How functional is 90 degrees rom in the knee? Limitations? Will i be able to get in/out of a car to drive? Work again? (work injury. I'm an rn)

How functional is 90 degrees rom in the knee? Limitations? Will i be able to get in/out of a car to drive? Work again? (work injury. I'm an rn)

90 is key: You generally need 90° of knee flexion to ambulate functionally, go upstairs etc. Keep at it and try to improve your range of motion as much as you can. Good luck! ...Read more

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What football injury that can put you out of commission permanently?

What football injury that can put you out of commission permanently?

See below: There are many that i can think of just off the top of my head including: head injuries with head bleed, neck fracture, severe torn shoulder rotator cuff muscle, severe knee injury, any severe large joint injury, kidney injury resulting in loss of a kidney, liver injury, severe chest trauma. The list is very long. ...Read more

Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more