Hey guys, just learned about your sub, hopefully it's great!
Anyways July 1st, 2013, i got into a wicked BMX accident and Hyper extended my right elbow. So far its awesome, i have tons of movement, but some parts of my forearm and elbow are just so tight. i still don't have 100% flexibility.
1. How long should it take to FULLY heal?
2. Is there a chance of permanently losing some flexibility?
n.b. I'm not a doctor (are lay people allowed to answer?)
It's a pretty common injury over in /r/bjj so you might want to ask them too (but we tend to train around and through them)
It sounds like it might not be too bad, I'd estimate a couple of weeks for the ROM to improve and pain to subside. It'd say 2 months to fully heal. I did have one instance of my arm being hyper-extended, it was very painful and I could barely drive. Got home, iced and ibuprofened it, and the next day I had no pain at all, it was as though it had been fixed. My other arm took a few weeks to feel normal though.