Dakar: Jordi Viladoms medical update 2007-01-16

JORDI VILADOMS SATISFACTORILY OPERATED ON THE FRACTURE OF HIS LEFT ELBOW The Repsol rider underwent surgery this morning at the USP Institut Universitari Dexeus Jordi Viladoms was operated at noon by Dr. Jordi Font and Dr. Eugenio Jimeno from...

JORDI VILADOMS SATISFACTORILY OPERATED ON THE FRACTURE OF HIS LEFT ELBOW

The Repsol rider underwent surgery this morning at the USP Institut Universitari Dexeus

Jordi Viladoms was operated at noon by Dr. Jordi Font and Dr. Eugenio Jimeno from the Orthopaedic Surgery Service of the USP Institut Universitari Dexeus. After the intervention, they declared that the operation "went satisfactorily. We have carried out a reduction and an ostheosynthesis of the fracture in the left elbow". The intervention lasted two hours and the surgical team decided not to operate on the ankle fractures for the moment.

On the other hand, the scafoid injury in his right leg will soon be operated by Dr. Xavier Mir, who is currently in Africa with the caravan of the Solidarity Dakar Foundation. The condition of the patient is good and doctors expect him to remain immobilised for a few days in hospital.

The Repsol KTM rider arrived on Monday, 15 January at 14.05 hours from the University Hospital Negrín in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. He accessed the Barcelona hospital through the Emergency Service in stable hemodynamic condition, with normal blood pressure, normal respiratory frequency, lucid, no fever and with a perfect result of the physical check. He underwent a complete radiological analysis to confirm the diagnosis of the injuries, and a CAT of the left elbow and the right knee, a magnetic resonance and the necessary tests for the operation.

According to the assessment of Dr. Jordi Font the rider showed different fractures:

a) Left arm
Fracture of the left arm elbow, fracture of the base of the fifth metacarpal of the left hand and a third fracture in the shoulder blade without displacement of the left shoulder.

b) Right arm
Fracture of the scafoid and the base of the second, third and fourth metacarpal.

c) Right leg
Fracture-dislocation of the right ankle associated to an ankle bone fracture (bone articulated with the tibia to make the flexion/extension movement)

-credit: team repsol

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Series Dakar
Drivers Jordi Viladoms