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Fracture

DanielP

Newbie
Hi guys I'm just wondering ive applied for the royal navy as a seaman specialist I have a non union fracture on my scaphoid which I've had 5+ years I still have full movement and doesn't cause me any pain or anything I've refused a bone graft will it affect my application ive passed my test and everything just medical to go and help would be greatly appreciated
 

MAXtmpu

Midshipman
Make sure you're registered at your GP so that when you declare and discuss this at the medical, the medical staff can write to your GP for clarification. Be prepared to pester your GP a lot for that letter - especially with coronavirus causing delays with the health service.

I had a small fracture in my right hand. The medical staff inspected the range of motion and strength in the hand, and as there was no defect, they took the view to not request further information from the GP and decided to pass me.

However, as you have a non-union fracture, it could be more complicated for you. Just be prepared to chase it up with your GP. If you get told you're permanently medically unfit (PMU) then you should contest it - speak to your ACLO if this happens. An officer candidate at my AIB was PMU'd for a severe break that he had - I can't remember the medical specifics (something about growth plates) - but he ended up getting an MRI to prove he was medically fit. Ended up passing his AIB - an impressive guy!
 

DanielP

Newbie
Thank you for the help buddy so chances of me getting in are quite slim considering I have this non union fracture?
 

MAXtmpu

Midshipman
I can't say for certain as I don't know any specifics.

I'd say that you make your own luck with this one. If you have no pain and full range of motion, you should hopefully be fine. If you get PMU'd, don't give up on chasing everybody involved up. This is your career after all - so don't take no for an answer. Best of luck.
 

DanielP

Newbie
Okay tbh I'm 28 this is my last chance to make something out of my life so I'm gna try my hardest to get in thank you for all the help mate
 

Waspie

War Hero
@DanielP please remember this is an unofficial navy site and comments made should be taken as such.
always take advice from your ACLO for decisions, medical or otherwise as they affect your future.
 

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