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  • Clavicle

    Hows it going guys. Broke my clavicle this week, full fracture with some overlap. I have so far decided to give it a chance to heal naturally so I will have no hardware, but I have been advised that to get a perfect recovery I will need hardware to line the clavicle back up. This makes sense, but I'm worried about having hardware as a demerit when I look to get a contract. On the contrary I would like to have it heal perfectly, with no worry.

    I need some advise from either a scout team administrator that has dealt with someone in this situation, or somebody who broke theirs. I have read a couple threads about everyone getting a denied waiver for hardware, then later having it removed (and some who couldn't get it removed). I would like to hear any personal experiences on this. My break is very clean so I believe any hardware I have installed will be able to be removed. My primary concerns are being denied forever, and not having tons of money to cover the surgeries.

    So:
    Personal experiences healing naturally versus getting hardware?
    Personal experiences getting waivers, and having the hardware removed?
    What would be recommended by administrators?

    My PST scores were good, and I was planning to pull the trigger this month before this happened so I would like to not trap myself in a corner. Really between a rock and a hard place here, and just want to make the most educated decisions...

    Respectfully, B16FY

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    I'm no doctor or administrator but I think your priority should be to make sure it is 100% healed and in place correctly. Found something Mr. Williams said a few years ago on a topic. "Retained hardware is not a disqualifier unless it inhibits your ability to train and operate. A MEPS doctor will make final determination." It was titled, " Waiver for Plate and Screws in Collar Bone".

    Also, if you are still young, you have time so make sure you don't rush. Good luck though. Hope everything goes well.

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