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The following medical conditions could result in initiation of a Medical Evaluation Board (MEB), and could result in medical discharge:

Congenital anomalies presenting functional impairment of a degree to preclude the satisfactory performance of duty.

Spina bifida, with demonstrable signs and moderate symptoms of root or cord involvement.

Coxa vara, more than moderate with pain, deformity and arthritic changes.

Herniation of nucleus pulposus, when symptoms and associated objective findings are of such a degree as to require repeated hospitalization or frequent absences from duty.

Spondylolysis or spondylolisthesis, when symptoms and associated objective findings are of such a degree as to require repeated hospitalization or frequent absences from duty.

Deviation or curvature of spine. More than moderate, or interfering with function or causing unmilitary appearance.

Above Information Derived from Air Force Instruction 148-23

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