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Offline merron

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« on: November 24, 2004, 05:14:57 PM »
having my cartilage been taken out will that stop me getting in the army? Enen though it is now 100%

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« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2004, 06:58:58 PM »
Wouldn't think so.  At least I was never told that from the recruiters I spoke to when I was going to pursue my Navy career... (went a different direction though)

Check with them.

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« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2004, 01:38:17 AM »
I wouldnt think so either as long as you are able to pass the physical and are 100%.

Best of luck to you

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« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2004, 08:26:37 PM »
It's been 22yrs but I got into the Navy with bilateral patellectomy. I passed all the physicals to get in and had a note from my doc. They kicked me out of boot camp with only 2 weeks left because I couldn't run 2 miles. They had me on a bike instead, (they called it a chit) which was working out perfectly, until a captain saw my scars and threw me out.  I was devastated, but everything happens for a reason. I know if I could've run, they would've never noticed. Best of luck to you!!

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« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2004, 12:03:24 PM »
Hey there,
In 98 I was going to go into the service, however after I informed my recruiter that i had a meniscus tear 2 years earlier, they never called again. Knee's aparently are a big thing. I asked my Cousin who is in the Army and in Iraq about the reserves, and he said im no even a slight candidate anymore. So id say no, the Service is quite strict these days!
1996 R-knee hyperextension/meniscus tear 2004 L-knee scope/meniscal tear and thermal shrinking