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Trip to Newport Naval Hospital

I had to go down to Newport to have a medical board done last Friday. I arrived on base and met with the orthopedic surgeon, a Navy Lt. Cdr. He was optimistic about my injury, which felt good to hear. He said as long as I healed correctly I could one day return to the Marines. Unfortunately I have to go back down to Newport, after I get an MRI. He saw some chips on the ball of the femur that could be osteonecrosis, one of the complications of a femural neck fracture. He wanted to make sure it wasn’t that before signing off on my med board. I am scheduled for an MRI on Thursday night at Beth Israel Hospital.

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  1. July 31st, 2006 at 16:16 | #1

    Good luck. I hope it comes out in your favor.

    -JW

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