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ACL Tear on Op Tour

jbuck387

Gene Police: You!! Out Of The Pool!
pilot
Hoping for some good advice/process here.

Recently checked into an op fly tour covered under tricare remote (no MTF). The night before checking in I tore my ACL, being seen by civilian ortho. Seeking advice on if this falls under limdu and if that’s the case, will this result in a PCS elsewhere (sounds terrible and would restart process to recover anyways)? Any tips/advice appreciated.
 

zippy

Freedom!
pilot
Contributor
Hoping for some good advice/process here.

Recently checked into an op fly tour covered under tricare remote (no MTF). The night before checking in I tore my ACL, being seen by civilian ortho. Seeking advice on if this falls under limdu and if that’s the case, will this result in a PCS elsewhere (sounds terrible and would restart process to recover anyways)? Any tips/advice appreciated.
ACL tears suck but being on the civilian side of the house treatment wise will get you back flying quick. I went from tear to deployed in Afghanistan (albeit with a knee brace) in 90 days with an ACL replacement surgery. I wouldn’t even have gotten an Ortho appointment in 90 days at an MTF.
 
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