Right guys, i have recently been diagnosed with FAI which is a hip condition (hip impingement). Which means bony abnormalities on the femoral head and 2 labrum tears to go along with it. What i need to know is, is the issue itself a bar to entry, and is the surgery to rectify the problem also a bar. I can't find any info online, for example an acl recon is listed as a bar to entry, nothings mentioned of this condition but it will still be a big problem... i rang the navy and they said if its not on the list it will be assessed case by case on the day of the medical. I'm aware knee surgery for example you can proceed with your application after 12 months, but even though this procedure is keyhole its a more serious procedure. if anyone has any info at all or anyone serving that can speak to doctor within the marines it would be greatly appreciated. its worth mentioning that the surgeon said he would have no issue with me doing any physical activity after the procedure but i know the afco medical doctor would have the final say..