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Old 06-16-2017, 08:54 AM
 
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I have to have MPFL surgery in a month. My knee cap has dislocated a few times. My Dr. Informed me that once fixed it will be fully functional and good as new. If after surgery , if I have full function and full range of motion ,what are my chances of getting a waiver to join the Navy.
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Old 06-16-2017, 09:07 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Decent chances, but only if you make a FULL recovery with full range of motion, and you'll probably have to wait at least a year after surgery before they'll feel comfortable with yoru stability.
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Old 06-16-2017, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Hard aground in the Sonoran Desert
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I was a recruiting supervisor for the Navy for 15 years and in my experience the waiver authority wasn't kind to knee problems. My advice, do not EVER attempt to make it through MEPS until you are 100% completely back to normal and you have great documentation that shows this. You will need a waiver and the documentation and consult must be compelling.
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