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Shoulder Dislocation

#1
Hi all, first post here (searched but couldn't find anything relevant) having just had a look at my application form i got this afternoon i found on one of the sheets it mentions dislocations of joints will not allow you to join.

Having previously dislocated my shoulder on a few occasions i've since had an operation which seems to have fully solved the problem i wondered if this will stop me from joining the paras as id hoped to do?

I did tell the army careers officer but he seemed to think it wouldn't be a problem as long as i could physically perform what was needed, having read it in black and white im not so sure.

Can anyone in the know help me out?
 
#2
Does not sound too good mate, I think aslong as you have not had pins or joint support put in you might be okay considering you should get sent to a specialist to see if your shoulder will be up to it since once you have done it, it is alot easier to bugger it up again :(
 
#3
Well spoke to my careers advisor today, apparently the best thing i can do is fill out my application and see how it goes, so fingers crossed trying not to get too attached to the idea yet or ill be gutted if i can't get in.
 
#4
Dont worry about it mate, iv'e dislocated mine twice since i've been in and, whilst not Infantry (sorry, just cruising through) am still in a combat regiment. If you've had it operated on i don't think there will be a problem. After my op i wasnt even temporarily downgraded, just a bit of physio then straight back into the good stuff!
 

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