Osteochondritus in left knee.

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Well i have been considering the Royal Marines for some time now. I am currently 16.

Anyway i stumbled across this site, was just wondering, i have been dreading this for a long time, asking this question.

Anyway i have Osteochondritus in my left knee, i had an operation 3 years ago, but it still isn't right now. I am not going to lie, but it does hurt a lot, i can run but after a while it hurts, afta playing football, it's really sore. Now if it's going to be sore after football, doing all the training for the marines will virtually be impossible?

The answer is pretty inevitable, they would certainly decline me if i told them of this wouldn't they?

Would like to know is there anyone else on this site that has this condition?
 

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mate the best advice i could give you is to definatly go and see your GP because there the only ones who can give you a definate answer, because you may be able to sort it out with some physio, also ask an AFCO theyll probably give you more of an answer on here aswell.
 

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Well i have been considering the Royal Marines for some time now. I am currently 16.

Anyway i stumbled across this site, was just wondering, i have been dreading this for a long time, asking this question.

Anyway i have Osteochondritus in my left knee, i had an operation 3 years ago, but it still isn't right now. I am not going to lie, but it does hurt a lot, i can run but after a while it hurts, afta playing football, it's really sore. Now if it's going to be sore after football, doing all the training for the marines will virtually be impossible?

The answer is pretty inevitable, they would certainly decline me if i told them of this wouldn't they?

Would like to know is there anyone else on this site that has this condition?



Id imagine theres a 40% chance you will pass medical. Sorry mate but give it a go. I mean dont take my word for granted but it sounds quite bad. Try running for a while and see how it goes. How long can you run for untill its unbearable?
 

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Mate I failed my medical because I've had an operation on my knee, As far as I know having any sort of operation on a joint is a big no no.
Theres no way you could hide it aswell pal, aslong as you have it in your records and a scar on your knee your in for trouble.
But I don't know what Osteochondritus is so you might aswell give it a shot, got nothing to lose.
I know a lad who's had key hole sergury on his knee and hes currently in week 22 of training, he didn't encounter to many problems when joining.
Sorry for being so doom and gloom
 

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mate if it hurts after playing a game of footie, then even if you manage to hide it in the medical your not going to last long in RT, get it seen to before it gets worse is your best bet, even if it means more surgery, it has to be worth it.
 

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wow lads, cheers for the quick responses really appreciate it. Ye that's exactly what i wanted lads, honest answers. I am planning on going to see my GP asap and maybe go to see my knee specialist again. I really hope this doesn't spoil it.

Nice to hear from you lads.


I know a lad who's had key hole sergury on his knee and hes currently in week 22 of training, he didn't encounter to many problems when joining.
Sorry for being so doom and gloom

Hello Gazkane, your mate who had keyhole surgery had the exact same op as me, i had 2 key holes drilled either side of my left knee cap due to the blood flow being stopped by some loose bone or some sh1t, i can't remember properly. Do you still speak to him?, if so could you ask him if it's the same as me, thanks mate.
 

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Id imagine theres a 40% chance you will pass medical. Sorry mate but give it a go. I mean dont take my word for granted but it sounds quite bad. Try running for a while and see how it goes. How long can you run for untill its unbearable?

It depends usually mate, to be honest i can't run properly now anyway, i have developed a way of running accidentally in order to prevent my knee hurting but it means keeping my knee straight, it may sound silly and hard to imagine. I have been told in the past i walked with a limp but now it's improved which can only be taken as a good sign.

Just hope it can be sorted and like M1664 said maybe more surgery would be needed and i would definitely go ahead with it.
 

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Hello Gazkane, your mate who had keyhole surgery had the exact same op as me, i had 2 key holes drilled either side of my left knee cap due to the blood flow being stopped by some loose bone or some sh1t, i can't remember properly. Do you still speak to him?, if so could you ask him if it's the same as me, thanks mate.

Ye I speak to him every chance I get, I'm always picking his brains for info. All I know is that he had key hole sergury with two holes being drilled either side of his knee. Said he was offf work for about a week. But I'll ask him percifically what type of op if was next time hes on msn.

He said that the medical examiner didn't pass him on the spot, they kept hold of his records and looked into it, when they found out he had had the sergury a good 2 years before applying they passed him. Apparently you shouldn't apply within 12 months of having any sort of sergury. So if you are planning on having further sergury make sure you apply a good 12 months after it.

He also said that the careers advisers tried to bully him into joining the navy saying that he wouldn't last in RT because of his knee, but he stood his ground and there was nothing they could do.
 

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Ye I speak to him every chance I get, I'm always picking his brains for info. All I know is that he had key hole sergury with two holes being drilled either side of his knee. Said he was offf work for about a week. But I'll ask him percifically what type of op if was next time hes on msn.

He said that the medical examiner didn't pass him on the spot, they kept hold of his records and looked into it, when they found out he had had the sergury a good 2 years before applying they passed him. Apparently you shouldn't apply within 12 months of having any sort of sergury. So if you are planning on having further sergury make sure you apply a good 12 months after it.

He also said that the careers advisers tried to bully him into joining the navy saying that he wouldn't last in RT because of his knee, but he stood his ground and there was nothing they could do.

Ok thanks mate, will appreciate it a lot. *text deleted* the operation is called: Arthroscopic surgery.
And ask him if it still hurts now, as i had it 3 years ago from now and it still hurts a lot and restricts me a lot unfortunately.

Would be nice to hear from you again mate.
 

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I know that after the sergury he didn't have any pain, or so he said. He used to train for his PRMC by running up the fells and didn't encounter any problems.

But when he was in week 4/5 of RT he managed to do something to his damaged knee, I think he twisted it while running and was put in hunters company, Can't remember how long exactly he was in hunters for, think it was around 2 months. Seems to have done him the world of good. Do you want his msn address? I'll PM you it if you want and you can ask him everything you want.
 

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I know that after the sergury he didn't have any pain, or so he said. He used to train for his PRMC by running up the fells and didn't encounter any problems.

But when he was in week 4/5 of RT he managed to do something to his damaged knee, I think he twisted it while running and was put in hunters company, Can't remember how long exactly he was in hunters for, think it was around 2 months. Seems to have done him the world of good. Do you want his msn address? I'll PM you it if you want and you can ask him everything you want.

Ye cheers mate, pm me it, also put yours in, as i notice your from Cumbria aswell mate.
 

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It looks bad but id still give it a shot mate. If it hurts playing football then its *text deleted* kill doing a 6miler with full fighting order on.

Exactly mate, that's why i am really dreading it. If my knee can be sorted out i think am there, if i just have the determination and motivation.

Trouble is, my parents don't think my knee will ever be right, sure is a DE-moralizer, but maybe they are correct, unfortunately.
 

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can slightly relate to you (well not really) was injured for 2months and couldnt do anything.... thought my career was over.... luckily my knee suddenly stopped being gay and let me run again and alls well...
Go and see a physio or an expert theyl let you know and increase your training gradually (persuming that you already run and stuff) I found football made my knee much worse when it was trying to get better!

Ye i am ringing a physio tomorrow as well as the surgeon who did my knee operation. If you read my introduction, i actually used to run too much, ran for North of England for a while, but unfortunately, constant impact on my knee cap hurt it after running, and stupidly taking up skateboarding, my knee finally gave in resulting in my operation.

Well mate, thanks for support anyway, and i hope all goes well for you. I will get back to the site soon to let you know what the physio has said.
 
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