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MotoGP, Successful operation for Marquez: humerus rotated about 30 degrees

The surgery lasted about three hours and did not present any complications. Marc will stay for a few days in the United States, then he will return to Spain to continue his recovery

MotoGP: Successful operation for Marquez: humerus rotated about 30 degrees

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Yesterday Dr. Joaquin Sánchez Sotelo and his medical staff operated on Marquez at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. The operation lasted about three hours and did not present any complications, so Marc was able to enter the post-operative phase.

The Honda rider will remain in the United States for the next few days before returning to Spain to continue his recovery.

"Today we had the opportunity to operate on the right humerus of Mr. Marc Marquez – explained Dr. Joaquin Sánchez Sotelo - The procedure was completed in approximately three hours. Despite the complexity of the procedure, the final outcome was satisfactory. Surgery consisted in removing the proximal two screws of the posterior plate previously placed by Dr. Samuel Antuña on December of 2020, followed by a rotational humeral osteotomy. Such procedure involves creating a transverse cut of the humeral bone to rotate the humerus along its long axis. The amount of rotation performed today was approximately 30 degrees of external rotation. The humerus was stabilized in the new position using an anterior plate with multiple screws. Surgery was completed uneventfully. We would like to wish Mr. Marquez a swift recovery and a successful return to his professional career."           

 

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