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May 9, 2013

MotoGP Rider Iannone Undergoes Successful "Arm Pump" Surgery In Spain

FIM MotoGP World Championship: Andrea Iannone.
Andrea Iannone underwent surgery 7 May at the Dexeus clinic in Barcelona. The Italian will remain under observation for all of Wednesday, and although recovery time is still uncertain, his prognosis is positive. Staples that were applied to the wound are scheduled to be removed before the Mugello GP, and in the meantime, Iannone is expected to be back in the Energy T.I. Pramac Racing Team garage for the French Grand Prix on 19 May.

Andrea Iannone – Energy T.I. Pramac Racing Team
“I can’t exactly say that I’m at my best. Following the Jerez weekend, I flew to Barcelona for an operation on my right arm, to address the problem that has been bothering me since Qatar, but now I really feel bad. I’m sure it will take some time, but I’m confident because Dr Mir has operated on many other riders in the past, and he certainly has valuable experience in this area. He told me that he doesn’t often see such a compressed muscle, but it seems that everything went well; I just have to wait for the pain to pass. He also worked on the wound on my knee to try and speed up the recovery, and although that was painful, I’m glad that he was able to do it. I can’t wait to have this all behind me so that I can get back on my bike.”

The following comment was released by Dr Mir’s clinic:

7 May 2013 – The patient Andrea Iannone was operated on this afternoon at the Quirón Dexeus University Hospital for compartment syndrome in his right forearm. Dr Xavier Mir, Quirón Dexeus University Hospital Director of Microsurgery and Hand Surgery, carried out a release of the forearm fascia via microsurgery. In addition, he surgically cleaned the wound in the patient’s right knee. The patient will remain in the hospital for 24 hours.