Originally Posted by CloakNNNdagger
As soon as it was reported that he had dislocated his elbow, it would automatically have to be presumed that he suffered multiple torn elbow-stabilizing ligaments. The elbow joint is held in place by many strong ligaments.....making it a very uncommon injury to begin with.
The healing process to true completion is a very long process, and the full extension of the elbow, which put maximal stress on the ligaments, must be avoided during this period..........and protected long-term by the application of a brace to avoid instability and hyperextension and, therefore, potential re-injury.
My response on 8/7/12 after the injury occurred:
Is there a chance of surgery being needed even at this point now?
My son when he was 15 dislocated his knee cap and to this day (he is 23 now) his knee pops out of place which results in a lot of pain.