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Hey all,

It's my first post here and I'm hoping you can help with a couple of questions...

I've got my medical for my K1 on Tuesday and I broke my Clavicle (collar bone) on a Snowboarding holiday in February, in Swizterland. I had to have a plate of metal fitted to the bone - which was fun!

I'm going to see my UK doctor for the first time since breaking it tomorrow (as after breaking it, I went straight back to the U.S. to visit my fiance).

As far as I'm aware, the break is still healing slowly and it is suggested that I get the metalwork removed in 18 months. The surgery to remove the metalwork is optional, but recommended.

Will this affect my medical at all? Will they be concerned that I will need some form of future medical care?

Also...what should I ask the Doctor to provide in the way of documentation to take to the medical? I have X-Rays of the injury and a report in Swiss-German from the hospital that treated me in Switzerland.

Has anyone had any similar experiences?

Thanks for any help!

Steve


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Welcome to active posting, Steve! The answer is: no worries. The purpose of the medical is to ensure that you have no communicable diseases, aren't an illegal-drug user, or in danger of harming yourself or others.

As a thought, for airline-travel purposes, you might want to obtain a letter on clinic letterhead (in English) to the effect that you have a metal plate. This might ease your travels through airport security.


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Just like TBone said: only thing they care about is if you have Tuberculosis (which is why they take chest x-rays), Syphilis or anything else that can harm others.

When it comes to going through airport security it all depends on what material is in there. My fiance has a bunch of plates and screws in his back and he does not bring any documents when he travel and he has had no issues going through the x-ray machines.

However TSA says this about metal implants:

If a passenger has metal implants, such as artificial knees or hips, he or she should inform a Transportation Security Officer (TSO) before screening begins. Passengers can use TSA’s Notification Card to communicate discreetly with security officers. However, showing this card or other medical documentation will not exempt a passenger from additional screening.

You can find the Notification Card here:

http://www.tsa.gov/traveler-information/notification-card






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Just like everyone said you should have no problems. In February I broke my ankle and had to get a screw put in. I went for my medical last week and just mentioned that it is being taken out next week (Monday). I even rocked up to my interview on Thursday with my crutches and they only asked me what was wrong and then sent me on my way with my approval.

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Hey all,

It's my first post here and I'm hoping you can help with a couple of questions...

I've got my medical for my K1 on Tuesday and I broke my Clavicle (collar bone) on a Snowboarding holiday in February, in Swizterland. I had to have a plate of metal fitted to the bone - which was fun!

I'm going to see my UK doctor for the first time since breaking it tomorrow (as after breaking it, I went straight back to the U.S. to visit my fiance).

As far as I'm aware, the break is still healing slowly and it is suggested that I get the metalwork removed in 18 months. The surgery to remove the metalwork is optional, but recommended.

Will this affect my medical at all? Will they be concerned that I will need some form of future medical care?

Also...what should I ask the Doctor to provide in the way of documentation to take to the medical? I have X-Rays of the injury and a report in Swiss-German from the hospital that treated me in Switzerland.

Has anyone had any similar experiences?

Thanks for any help!

Steve

Knightsbridge clinic tends to want to see some kind of report from your doctor if you are medicated, had surgery, or any serious conditions or diseases. A broken collarbone won't keep you from getting a visa, but it could delay you slightly if they want a report detailing your injury. Your surgery report would be good if it was in English. Or your GP might write something for you concerning your injury and healing. If you can get that to take in, then maybe you won't need to get it after your medical.


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Also consider what you will do regarding any further medical care and health insurance while in the US. Having such reports might be good in order to help any American doctors treating you.


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