Hiya, im 17 and have this conidition, I have it in my left wrist and can turn it half way, I noticed when I was around 3-4 and was playing games with friends, my parents took me to the doctors to have an xray and I wasn't diagnosed until I was 6, I have had surgery on my left wrist, but only because my wrist was constantly dislocating and causing pain, so they cut around 1.5 cm off to stop it from happening, it still happens but rarely and causes a lot less pain. It doesn't affect me all that much, and when it does affect me it isn't major for example not being able to do cartwheels or holding my knife and fork the right way around. The only major problem Im having with my wrist now is that fact I want to join the army and not knowing whether they'll accept me or not due to this condition, Ive spend endless hours searching the site, going to (very unhelpful) doctors and even speaking to the army themselves who have all not given me an answer. Its interesting to find out how this has affected others, and is there anyone with this condition who has joined the army/police that could help me with my question?View Thread
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