Is it likely i will fail my medical???

alfiemy

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Hi

I was just reading a thread on the medical requirements (bones/joints surgery) I broke my hand last year august 11th and had to have surgery a few days later, will this affect my medical? can anyone give me some advise on this please!? if so how long will it delay my application by?

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Am I Likely To Fail Medical Due To Hand Injury????

Hi

I was just reading a thread on the medical requirements (bones/joints surgery) I broke my hand last year august 11th and had to have surgery a few days later, will this affect my medical? can anyone give me some advise on this please!? if so how long will it delay my application by?

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i smashed my hand up pretty good 2 years ago mate, didnt have to have surgery tho, but it ws nasty, and told the doc and he just checks the mobility of the joints etc and its all good, so if your alright with moving it then it should be fine i would have thought.
 

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Ah thats good then. do they have a doctor or someone that goes to the afco to do the medical!? i might be able to sweet talk him ha!
 

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Hi

I was just reading a thread on the medical requirements (bones/joints surgery) I broke my hand last year august 11th and had to have surgery a few days later, will this affect my medical? can anyone give me some advise on this please!? if so how long will it delay my application by?

cheers
this may sound really stupid, and obviously its up to you, but if you have no problems with it, leave it and dont say nout, if they ask abv tell em, but if they dont then...

just an idea, but theres risks......:smile1:
 
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they have your medical records.....so they will *text deleted*.


and no they send you to the nearest doctors to the afco, and as i said as long as you have all the movement in your hand you will be fine.
 

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No matter what anyone actually thinks on the issue, the ultimate decision on whether it will affect you, stands with the Medical Examiner as unless the Doc is psychic, he cannot conduct online diagnosis from the information given so far.

Some AFCO's have a medical suite & conduct the medical "in house", others use local military Doctors, others are contracted out to local civilian doctor's surgeries.

In order to be passed fit on the day, you must have completed your eyetest also.

If there is a medical condition requiring further investigation before you can be categorically classed unfit or passed fit, the Medical Officer (MO) will write, with your permission, to your GP requesting further detail. They typically take up to 4 weeks to respond. To speed things up you may wish to get a copy of your medical notes to take with you to the Medical examination.

Alternatively you can speed things along by ringing your GP's Practice Manager and asking them to look out for the letter & reply as soon as possible.

If the ME can make a definitive decision from the information provided by your GP, then you will be passed fit/or otherwise.

If further detail is required & is available locally, the MO will again request it from a hospital or wherever the information is held (up to another 4 weeks).

Alternatively if the information is such that the outcome is inconclusive, then the information is forwarded to the Senior Medical Officer (Service Entry), soon to be relocated at the Institute of Naval Medicine (INM) in Alverstoke, near Portsmouth in the newly named Aviation Medical Division. If the SMO can may a definitive decision, referring to the respective specialists in the relevant medical area, then that is passed back to the MO. Typically the turn-around time is within 4 weeks.

If the SMO cannot make a definitive decision, then an appointment is made with a specialist in the relevant medical area of expertise. This can be at the INM Alverstoke, Guys London or Birmingham. The RN/RM pays for your rail ticket (and accommodation, if necessary) for you to attend this appointment. Specialist medical appointments usually take over 4 weeks to arrange.


this may sound really stupid, and obviously its up to you, but .....
Agreed.

A fraudulent application can lead to a bar to entry or disciplinary action & discharge.
 

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Recently had shoulder surgery

Ive recently undergone shoulder surgery after ive had multiple dislocations of my shoulder...the surgeon has told me that after 6months it will be possible for me to take the medical for the marines.... just want to find out for definate if i will fail the medical on this or if it has the full range of movement and that it can withstand harsh conditions and take the stress of marine life that it'll be ok join?

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