Jorge Martin undergoes successful surgery to treat hand fractures
Aspar Team rider Jorge Martín successfully underwent surgery this Tuesday morning, to treat fractures suffered at the Catalan Grand Prix. Dr. Xavier Mir was in charge of the operation, which lasted for just over two hours, at the Hospital Universitari Dexeus – Grupo Quirón Salud.
The Spaniard was treated for three separate fractures to his right hand: A metaphyseal fracture of the distal radius, a fracture-dislocation of the fifth metacarpal, and a fracture of the base of the fourth metacarpal.
The distal radius fracture was reduced by arthroscopic techniques, placing a cannulated titanium compression screw, while the fifth metacarpal was reduced and fixed with a T-shaped plate. By reducing this injury, the fourth metacarpal did not require any specific procedure for treatment.
Martín will spend 24 hours in the hospital and will begin rehabilitation within three days. He now has one more week of rest than usually permitted by the Moto3 calendar: Between the Catalan Grand Prix and the Dutch TT on June 26, he will have three weeks in which to rehabilitate the injury with greater calm.
“The operation went very well. I want to thank Dr. Mir and the team at the Hospital Universitary Dexeus for their treatment and professionalism. Fortunately, the crash was just a little scare, and with surgery and a few days of rehabilitation we will be ready for the next race in the World Championship, which is in around three weeks.”
Source: Aspar Media