Physical impairments and mobility issues
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Life without an elbow

CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
Long story short
My wife has had three elbow replacements over the last 10 years, same elbow, all of which have failed due to infection.
About six weeks ago the third one was removed to allow the infection to clear up,
Last week she attended a review with the consultant and was told that they could do no more and would not be fitting yet another.
So, now my wife has to come to terms with her are being in a splint for the rest of her life, just to add to all her other problems, as there is no solid connection between her upper and lower arm.

I just wondered if anyone else has had this or any tips you may have

I know in the scale of things this seems quiet minnor but ther are now lots of things she cannot do ( or I am getting suckered into doing them :)   )
Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste


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