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Pedrosa receives surgery on shoulder

The Spaniard underwent the treatment despite his impressive run to the podium during the opening two MotoGP rounds.
Dani Pedrosa has successfully undergone the surgery he hopes will help him fully overcome his troublesome shoulder injury.

It was announced prior to the Spanish Grand Prix that Pedrosa would go under the knife to correct the ailment after struggling with fitness and fatigue over a race distance at the Qatar opener.

Though he went on to take a fine second place finish in the Spanish Grand Prix at Jerez over the weekend, Pedrosa travelled to the Teknon Medical Centre in Barcelona straight away to decompress his left subclavian.

In order to release the arterial compression, the titanium plate and the screws fixed to the collarbone have been removed. The subclavian artery has also been separated from the fibrotic tissues that surrounded costoclavicular space.

At the same time, intraoperative angiography by minimally invasive transfemoral approach confirmed the return of the subclavian flow.

The Repsol Honda rider will remain in hospital for a further 48 hours to continue treatment with analgesia and anti-inflammatories.

Next week he will visit the doctors again to determine his rehabilitation, in order to participate in the Grand Prix of Portugal, to be held in Estoril on May 1st.



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ron - Unregistered

April 06, 2011 12:42 PM

This is the guy that has a genuine shoulder injury and made no excuses but got out there and did his best, now watch him go once really fit.



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