I have keinbocs wrist disease. I have lost 20 percent motion in my wrist after surgery, and weakness in the radial bone. What are the requirements for a medical discharge for loss of motion in the wrists? it is a progressive disease that will continue the rest of my life, surgery only relieves the pain, not the continuous loss of bone. any information will be very helpful
State/Country relating to question: Virginia
Distal radial core decompression in both wrists.
Medical separations are a function of medical officer recommendations, review boards, and command discretion. Here is a link to a decent overall discussion of the process.http://usmilitary.about.com/od/theorderlyroom/a/medseparation.htmAnd two additional sources of information on the processhttp://www.louisvillelaw.com/federal/ArmyPubs/Army_Lawyer_PEB_Article.pdfhttp://www.louisvillelaw.com/federal/ArmyPubs/Army_Lawyer_PEB_Article.pdfPhysical or mental health problems that are incompatible with military duty or that result in disqualification from world-wide deployment for more than 12 months precipitate an Medical Evaluation Board (MEB). Medical boards are initiated by the Medical Treatment Facility (base medical facility), not the individual or the command, though the commander can request this to happen.A MEB recommendation is the first step toward a medical separation with potential assignment of a disability rating.A MEB recommendation is then reviewed by a Physical Evaluation Board. A provisional PEB rating can be challenged as too low with the PEB.The commander is the key person in deciding if a soldier will stay in or be separated. While the medical board may make a recommendation, only the commander can approve or deny that recommendation...and the commander will make the decision based on the Medical Board information as well as the chain of command's advice. BotXXXXX XXXXXne: you can request a medical discharge but the command is not required to grant it
I was not looking for a discharge, I was more leaning towards the fact that they will make me leave. I was not clear on that earlier I am sorry. Thats why I was trying to find out if there were requierments that they were looking for in order for them to proccede. like the loss of motion and the fact that the disease will continue the rest of my life.
Sorry for the confusion. The key is if this affects your ability to serve. As I said prior, physical or mental health problems that are incompatible with military duty or that result in disqualification from world-wide deployment for more than 12 months precipitate an Medical Evaluation Board (MEB).So if this condition makes you "non-deployable" for 12 months or more...that would be grounds to start the separation process.SO its not that you will have it for the rest of your life so much as what effect the condition will have on your ability to perform your duties.As I said prior, your commanding officer has a great deal to say about this process...if your commander supports your desire to continue to serve, you stand a much better chance to stay in and to, if that is your goal, re-enlist.There is not a "range of motion test" exactly...but if you can not do your job, that will be a problem.BotXXXXX XXXXXne: your ability to perform your duties is the benchmark.psimmons40240.6511576389
Retired Marine Corps Lawyer, Veterans Services Officer (VSO)
thank you that is all i wanted to know.
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