Broken bones and metal plates

#1
I'm due to start basic training at the end of the year but since my medical/fitness test I broke my collarbone which resulted in getting some screws and metal plates. Do I need to tell someone and will it stop me from joining? Cheers in advance.


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LaurenMc

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#2
I'm due to start basic training at the end of the year but since my medical/fitness test I broke my collarbone which resulted in getting some screws and metal plates. Do I need to tell someone and will it stop me from joining? Cheers in advance.


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You need to tell your afco straight away, otherwise when you have your next medical/inspection you will look like a liar, I'm not too sure on how it will affect your progress, but you need to be honest with your afco. They will find out one way or another. Good luck.
 

jockpopeye

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#3
You definitely need to tell them asap, only then can someone appropriate assess your injury and tell you if it will be a issue or not.

Best of luck.
 
#4
You'd better waiting for a response from AD or NS, my AFCO told me to ditch football incase of any injury which would result in a years deferral. As Lauren said let your AFCO straight away as it may look like you weren't honest on your medical form.
 
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angrydoc

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#5
Yes tell your AFCO.

Yes it will delay you, as you have a healing fracture. Running around with a bergan on will be a tad uncomfortable at the mo, I'd suggest!
 
#6
Tell them!! They will need medical notes on it from the hospital .. Details about it .. I have 2 metal plates in my arm and I've passed basic and now I'm at sultan in phase 2 so doesn't mean you can't join... One girl lied about a condition in our group and she was going home second day in Raleigh


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#7
To save a thread - similar topic.

since my medical I had tonsilitis and just needed some antibiotics (phenoxymethylpenicillin, to be precise haha) nothing major, do I tell my AFCO or not as its nothing serious!

thanks
 
#8
Well told the Afco and the result looks like being delayed a year. Gutted but hopefully the time will pass quickly.


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#10
Don't worry about it - the time flies. I have had all sorts of delays due to residency and other hiccups - just keep your head in, and you will be fine :) As Rachel said - rather a delay then a bar, or getting kicked out as you didn't tell them
 

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