ACL reconstruction: officer application

I'll be honest I have no idea who Carl is, don't care. If he is some sort of 'sleb or whatever then this may have been mentioned on his 203 for PR purposes. I think it unlikely. It will more likely down to dates of the initial application and med process. If he was pro, whatever, in 2016, remind me how much of your time the application has taken up of your time so far. The reserves is, after all, supposed to fit around your normal job.

As for you? Well you've been told the current stance regarding your med issue, best of luck with the appeals. If you have sold yourself well to your unit they will most likely go into bat for you otherwise, bare minimum. No point wasting time on a lost cause.
 

joeg88

Swinger
He was a professional boxer. So I guess the question is the 203 is that the appeal process? I had previously applied to the RAF reserves however they arnt willing to budge at all on acl recon and thus any appeal is pointless. I have had different information on appeals in army, if one is successful does that mean you wouldn't be deployable? Thanks
 
He was a professional boxer. So I guess the question is the 203 is that the appeal process? I had previously applied to the RAF reserves however they arnt willing to budge at all on acl recon and thus any appeal is pointless. I have had different information on appeals in army, if one is successful does that mean you wouldn't be deployable? Thanks
Reference my last.
 

joeg88

Swinger
Reference your last in response to applying. I will apply it's just a long process until get to the stage of finding out, was only trying to get a little bit of info on how appeals work. Just wasted a year and money on RAF application which in end turned out to be pointless as was always no hope of appeal
 
Reference your last in response to applying. I will apply it's just a long process until get to the stage of finding out, was only trying to get a little bit of info on how appeals work. Just wasted a year and money on RAF application which in end turned out to be pointless as was always no hope of appeal
It is what it is. Good luck to you.
 
Hi everyone,
I applied to join 4 para when I was 18 in 2015 and was going to do the reserves until I got my plumbing qualifications then join the regulars, but when I was 11 I had to have ACL surgery after injuring myself playing rugby. I completed selection weekend with ease and am a very fit person, but after I had to see a specialist who said he wasn’t going to let me in, I then spent just over 2 years fighting to be able to join, I’ve had appeal letters lost been told I’m allowed to join and was given my service number and then after a few letters I got a final one which said I’m not being allowed in unless I have a special skill, is there anything I can do to get around this decision like re do all the application process? Or will this be a waste of time?
 

DocSavage

Swinger
Cheese0397
ACL injuries at that age are normally where the tendon pulls off the bone rather than rupturing. If it was fixed back down and healed normally that is the same as healing after a fracture and you may be passed fit to serve. You will have to get hold of your medical records or confirmation if possible of exactly what your injury was and the treatment. I would try and get hold of that and use it as the basis of an appeal

Specifically the usual injury is known as an avulsion of the ACL or avulsion of the tibial spine in kids and the tendons are usually not injured in this mechanism

I am not able to answer any personal messages on these questions as I am a surgeon involved in screening military recruits and I may be involved in any appeal you send in
 

9370

Old-Salt
Cheese0397
ACL injuries at that age are normally where the tendon pulls off the bone rather than rupturing. If it was fixed back down and healed normally that is the same as healing after a fracture and you may be passed fit to serve. You will have to get hold of your medical records or confirmation if possible of exactly what your injury was and the treatment. I would try and get hold of that and use it as the basis of an appeal

Specifically the usual injury is known as an avulsion of the ACL or avulsion of the tibial spine in kids and the tendons are usually not injured in this mechanism

I am not able to answer any personal messages on these questions as I am a surgeon involved in screening military recruits and I may be involved in any appeal you send in
Slight thread drift, apologies, but on the basis of your occupation, is Freiberg infraction an automatic bar to entry or are there any circumstances where it would be ok( proof of training, running etc?)
 
Gents
Sorry to rain on the parade but the regulations have just changed. As of November 2015 NO candidate who has had ACL rupture or repair/ reconstruction will be considered fit for service. The rules used to allow people to join under limited criteria as listed above (quote from JSP 950) but the reconstructed entrants did not do as well over time and sustained higher drop out rates.

As of now if you have had ACl reconstruction you will not be allowed to join and appeals will not be successful via the medical chain.

You can send as much info as you like from a civpop surgeon but it is all irrelevant I'm afraid.

I suspect someone will at some point find a link to the updated JSP 950

Hi there just been looking through this as I’m wanting to join when I finish college next year but had my acl reconstructed when I was 14 and it’s fine now back training and playing football 5 times a week but would you suggest not even wasting my time trying to apply and get in or is there some what chance
Cheers
Joe
 

heinz59

Swinger
This thread makes me feel a little concerned about my application because in the past 10 years I’ve had my knee hyperextend three times (no damage I’ve had xrays after all 3 incidents)
Would I better getting in contact and saying to stop my application?
 
This thread makes me feel a little concerned about my application because in the past 10 years I’ve had my knee hyperextend three times (no damage I’ve had xrays after all 3 incidents)
Would I better getting in contact and saying to stop my application?
If you stop the application then no chance of getting in. If you wait and see then still a chance....your choice...
 

heinz59

Swinger
If you stop the application then no chance of getting in. If you wait and see then still a chance....your choice...
There was no damage from the incidents, they was just freak happenings, I get sent to selection years ago with one case on my medical records but three seems like pushing it.

I just don’t want to waste their time if I’m going to be graded p8.
 

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