Is there a regulation that covers heal time and recovery after surgery? Specifically for soldiers with very little time left on their contract? That’s the current situation I find myself in. Had to have my second knee surgery with just under 6 months left in service. The orthopedic doctor has said directly to me I could be fine but if I want to pursue extension on my contract that he would support me. I’d very much prefer to play it safe and extend, rather not end up in the situation where I struggle to find work and just worsen my injury. Looking through AR 601-280, I’ve found nothing yet that particularly pertains to my current situation. Any insight would be greatly appreciated or suggested course of action.
Posted 6 mo ago
Not an answer to your question but advice nonetheless. Take care of your knees because you will really feel it in your later years. I like the advice given by CW3 Kevin Storm. I myself benefited from a commander who never gave up on me because of injuries. I kept him in the loop of my recovery. I also had a very good doctor who believed in my recovery and return to duty. Good Luck with your recovery Specialist!
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