My daughter has just been diagnosed with osteochondritis dissecans of her elbow. She is 13 years old, and has been a WAG competitive gymnast for 5 years. She is currently in ALP 8, and had been training 16 hours a week. She is having surgery next week to have some loose cartilage removed and to see whether there is any further cartilage or bone damage. I have found some threads from USA about this condition, but has anyone in Australia had any experience? I am particularly interested in whether it is possible to come back from this, and over what period of time.