USCG MMC physical Question

#1

Just curious, can anyone offer any guidance on whether or not the Cost Guards will accept a knee replacement or is that grounds for a failing physical? Thanks in advance.

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#2

A large percentage of the guys over 50 have had knee replacements

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#3

I’ve worked with guys who were so fat they wouldn’t go to the engine room if the elevator was broken. Just go to a concentra and have them fill the form out.

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#4

I work with guys who probably should get knee replacements because the ones they were born with are shot to shit. Mine aren’t doing so well either. Thank God for Aleve

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#5

A couple years ago I had a 32 year old engineer who had had his knees replaced.

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#6

The biggest concern for those that have had knee replacements is the increased risk of infections and ability to treat them. https://www.healthline.com/health/knee-replacement-infection

A friend of mine had a knee replacement and a minor scrap developed into a major infection. He ended up having the leg amputated just above the knee.

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#7

That’s a major reason I do elliptical and cycling. Helps the arthritis. Surgery carries a lot of risks and you have to weigh the good vs. bad.

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