Julian Simon undergoes surgery again, recovery period undetermined
MAPFRE Aspar rider Julian Simon had to go under the knife again on Monday, the second time after the operation on June 6th to fix a fracture of the right tibia and fibula.
Checking in to the USP Hospital San José in Madrid at 3PM, he got into the operating room at 18.30 and the operation performed by Dr. Angel Villamor ended at 9PM.
The rider was operated again to replace parts of the material – screws and titanium plates – which had broken. During the surgery Dr. Villamor removed that material, which had already served its function of growing the damaged bone fragments back together, and placed a new mini-titanium plate in one of the fragments which had not grown in position and was still broken.
The operation lasted two and a half hours, and required spinal anesthesia, similar to epidural anesthesia. Afterwards Julian Simon was taken to his room where he’s been visited again by Dr. Angel Villamor in the morning.
Early in the afternoon he received a new treatment to fix a plate attached to one of the bones.
In the coming days he will have to follow complete bedrest as he’ll be unable to put weight on the leg. Once the pain permits it he’ll start with soft rehabilitation, supervised by the physiotherapist of the USP Hospital San José, Luis Garcia. As of now, no specific recovery period has been determined.
We wish Julian all the best and a speedy recovery.
Source: Mapfre Aspar Team
Photo: USP Hospital Archive