Need input from anyone with experience with a destroyed elbow
I have a friend who destroyed her elbow in a recent mishap. Shattered it in nine places. She had surgery and I'm not quite sure what exactly was done. I'm not sure if there was elbow replacement surgery or what. The upshot is that her doctor said she wouldn't be able to swim freestyle or any stroke that pushes more than 5 lbs through the water ever again.
Short of getting another doctor to tell her better news, does anyone have any experience with an injury like this? Does she really have to give up swimming? Any ideas or knowledge would be helpful.
Oh, and just because you might be wondering how a lovely woman could possibly shatter her elbow in nine places, it was not a swimming accident. She is a competitive ballroom dancer and was doing some sort of impossible move.
... And we thought swimming was a dangerous sport...