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Would a arm laceration qualify me from military?

Would a arm laceration qualify me from military?

Not sure of the ?: If you are asking if an arm laceration would disqualify you from the military than i would say it all depends on the kind of laceration, if underlying tissue is damaged. Evan then if the tissue is repaired it may not be enough to disqualify someone. ...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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Can you tell me if someone were hit by a car or in a traffic accident, what injury would require an amputation?

Can you tell me if someone were hit by a car or in a traffic accident, what injury would require an amputation?

Damaged blood supply: If the trauma was severe enough to cause damage to blood vessels to the limb, this may require amputation. ...Read more

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I have a small tear in rotator cuff in arm from car accident. How long would it take to recover from this?

I have a small tear in rotator cuff in arm from car accident. How long would it take to recover from this?

~6 weeks: Typically will take 6-8 weeks of physical therapy plus independent exercises(per therapist) to see recovery. If not, see your doctor. ...Read more

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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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What would a hospital that was not a level 3 trauma center do with a victim of a gunshot wound to the chest?

What would a hospital that was not a level 3 trauma center do with a victim of a gunshot wound to the chest?

Stabilize &…: If pt is adequately stable, transport him/her to level 3 center. If not stable, hospital's surgical team would have to intervene, possible calling in a team from tertiary center to assist. ...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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Could a level III trauma center operate on a victim of a gunshot wound to the chest?

Yes: While it may be preferable to be treated in a level 1 trauma center, most er's and hospitals can do an acceptable job if necessary. It depends on the involvement of the medical staff, and the comfort level of the facility. If they don't think they can do it, transfer quickly. ...Read more

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Would having osgood-schlatter knees as a child disqualify someone from becoming a military pilot?

Would having osgood-schlatter knees as a child disqualify someone from becoming a military pilot?

Not typically: There are stringent requirements even to become a student pilot in the military. However, osgood-schlatter's disease typically heals without any residual defect and thus does not disqualify a person. ...Read more

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Docs, could a nevus spilus disqualify me from joining the military?

Docs, could a nevus spilus disqualify me from joining the military?

Not usually: This should not disqualify you. However do not ignore. Please continue regular follow up and examination. Consider biopsy for any changes. ...Read more

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What can I receive from a doctor as a disabled person that I could show potential employers?

What can I receive from a doctor as a disabled person that I could show potential employers?

Disabled Documents: I'm not sure you need to show potential employers anything, since this would imply discrimination on the basis of your disability and that is against federal law. If you're trying to explain your limitations because of your disability, that would seem proactive on your part and i'm sure a prospective employer would appreciate your disclosure. First be sure the job is something you can do. ...Read more

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Can a surgeon ethically drop a patient & cancel a scheduled surgery due to patient's injury lead to a pending lawsuit? I am in desperate need of a hip replacement due to traumatic impact to the hip from a fall. My case is pending and it looks like there

Can a surgeon ethically drop a patient & cancel a scheduled surgery due to patient's injury lead to a pending lawsuit? I am in desperate need of a hip replacement due to traumatic impact to the hip from a fall.  My case is pending and it looks like there

This : This is a difficult question to answer. If a person is having a true medical or surgical emergency, then there are laws that require a hospital and a doctor to take care of that emergency problem for the patient. If it is an elective, non-emergency condition, then it is up to the doctor or surgeon and their personal and office policies as to what services they will offer or accept. It is not uncommon for medical or surgical offices to not accept a medical lien from an attorney's office or third party injury insurance company, waiting to see if payment is accepted in the future. Also there would be hospital fees for a major surgery, and some hospitals also may not accept this type of payment pending legal actions. The surgeon would not be able to perform the operation without the cooperation and availability of the hospital, as well as the anesthesiologist for the surgery too. It may also depend on the severity or expected surgical difficulty of the condition and the medical-legal risks that the doctor's office feels that they may be entering into. You may need to ask your attorney what he/she feels your options are for payments or coverage. The hippocratic oath has to do with offering the best and proper care, not causing harm, and not performing unnecessary or harmful treatments or procedures. I believe that the oath does not mandate that a doctor must take care of all patients for all conditions at the patient's request. ...Read more

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How can I take care of a pinched nerve from a snowboard wrist injury?

How can I take care of a pinched nerve from a snowboard wrist injury?

Decompress: If you still have symptoms since last winter then you need to have surgery to decompress the nerve before you have permanent damage. See a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Should I be under the care of a trauma surgeon or a cardiologist for my heart contusion from a car accident?

Both: If you were involved in a car accident and suffered a cardiac contusion, a trauma surgeon is the best trained to rule out any further injury to other organ parts. A cardiologist should be involved to make sure you don't have any cardiac-related that needs further workup or followup. ...Read more

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