I had a mountain bike accident which lead me to dislocating my left elbow (it went back into place) but in the process, fratcuring the ulna (2-3 fragments in a few places) and the big one, smashed the radial head.
This lead to an operation (had one of the best elbow ortho. surgeons in Australia do the op) and he replaced my radial head with a titanium number and also cut off about a half inch of radial bone and inserted a 3-4 inch metal spike into the marrow. This is a permament replacement. I am just starting therapy etc and the Doc is amazed at the current recovery but says that i should never lift weights again due to possible arthritic problems down the road...
I assume he is generalising and that there are exercises i could do with no issue, but possibly have to minimise or eliminate closed chain exercises like bench press etc.
Has anyone here had a radial replacement or know of someone who still lifts like a t-man after this replacement ?
Thanks guys... trying to get out of the downer from it happening..
Still training legs though, just cant do deadlifts (YET)