I am at the stage of sending off my medical part for enlistment with the Army. Four years ago I broke my knee and had two small pins put in which I was told would remain for life as they won't cause any problems and it saves the whole rehab period of taking them out. I read on the Army website that metal infixation may bar you from entry. I was told by the Army helpline that these are guidlines that can be broken depending on the nature of the condition. My uncle who is an ex-para obtained metal work within his knees during his service and they allowed him to carry on serving. He also gave me a newspaper cutting of two lads from 3 para who have been cleared as medically fit to serve back on the front line with artifitual legs having both lost a leg in action. So my main question here is really looking for advice not a definate answer. As to has anyone been cleared for their medical with metal work within them? Or have they heard of anyone who has? Thanks for any responses.