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MotoGP: Pedrosa Surgery in Spain

Motegi MotoGP Crash

The Repsol Honda Team rider Dani Pedrosa was admitted to the A&E department of the USP Dexeus in Barcelona, after arriving from Japan, where he crashed in the first MotoGP free practice of the Grand Prix, which is being held at the Motegi Circuit.

The Head of the Hand Surgery Unit at USP Dexeus, Dr. Xavier Mir, examined the rider and did a three-dimensional CAT scan that confirmed a comminuted fracture (4 fragments) of the left collarbone, which needs to be set with a locked titanium plate. It has also been confirmed that he has a grade-2 sprain to his left ankle, which needs to be immobilized.

From 12:00 p.m., the Repsol rider will undergo an operation on his fractured collarbone at USP Dexeus by Dr. Mir; Head of the Shoulder and Shoulder Arthroscopy Unit, Dr. Victor Marlet and Head of the External Fixation Unit, Dr. Ignacio Ginebreda. A new medical report will be released after the operation.

Just in from Repsol Honda…

The Repsol Honda MotoGP rider, Dani Pedrosa, was successfully operated on this lunchtime for the chip fracture (four fragments) of his left collarbone at USP Dexeus in Barcelona.

Dr. Mir, Dr. Marlet and Dr. Ginebreda carried out the surgical procedure which lasted two hours and, during which, a fixation was performed with a titanium plate specially designed for the collarbone, with 8 holes, and a fixation of the intermediate fragments with two compression screws.

During the surgery, stress X-rays were performed in the operating theatre on his left ankle and a grade 1 ligamentous injury was diagnosed, ruling out more serious damage.

The Repsol rider, who was admitted to USP Dexeus this morning at 10:00 after his trip from Japan where he fell during yesterday’s free practice at Motegi, will remain at the medical facility for between 24 and 48 hours.

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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