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    Successful surgery in Madrid for Bautista

    Thursday, 24 March 2011
    The Rizla Suzuki rider underwent further surgery last night (Wednesday) upon his return to Spain from Qatar.

    Rizla Suzuki rider ءlvaro Bautista suffered a crash during a practice session in Qatar last Friday, March 18th, in which he sustained a displaced transverse fracture of the proximal third femur. Due to logistical issues regarding his immediate transfer in a specially designated medical aeroplane Dr ءngel Villamor coordinated emergency surgery for Bautista along with the doctors at the Hamad Medical Corporation, a procedure which took place at the Doha facility.
    The doctors at the Hamad Medical Corporation performed the intramedullary fixation of the fracture with interlocking screws. During the process the doctors suspected that a form of compartmental syndrome was developing, caused by bleeding inside the thigh, and decided to make an incision from the hip to the knee to relieve the muscle inflammation. This incision remained open, and an attempt to close it was made in a new procedure 48 hours later but without success.
    At 8pm last night (Wednesday) Bautista landed in Madrid on a specially prepared medical aeroplane, and was transferred by ambulance to the Hospital USP San José – something he had requested at the time of the accident. There he received a blood transfusion having lost more than one litre of blood due to the fracture he had suffered.
    Upon his arrival at the hospital Bautista was received by Dr ءngel Villamor, Medical Director of IQTRA and traumatology at the Hospital USP San José. The general condition of Bautista was good, although he arrived tired and in pain. An immediate blood test was carried out, which revealed that his haemoglobin levels had increased, and subsequent MRI and ecography scans confirmed the localised presence of internal bleeding in the thigh.
    In new scans the correct fixation of the femur fracture was confirmed.
    In light of the situation and with the patient in a stabilised condition, Dr Villamor decided to perform a new surgical procedure to begin the reduction of the quadriceps muscles which had become herniated through the open incision (which was 6x30 cm on the outer side of the thigh). For this a surgical mesh was used to close and stitch the skin on the thigh. Anti-inflammatory medication was administered intravenously, in high doses, as well as preventative antibiotics, which helped Bautista to have a more comfortable night. This morning (Thursday), after a further check by the doctor, Bautista underwent his first session of physiotherapy, during which he was in characteristically high spirits.
    A two to three day hospital stay is anticipated by the hospital, with medication and intensive physiotherapy to avoid complications and aid a speedy recovery.
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  • #2
    Sounds like a balls up righ there!! He's gonna have a nice big scar right down the outside of his thigh now, but he'll be happy 'coz chicks dig scars right??


    • #3
      Hopefully he'll be back to re-join the field for Assen or Mugello (or earlier?).

      Chuck Norris is 1/8th Cherokee. This has nothing to do with ancestry, the man ate a fucking Indian.


      • #4
        i think an injury like that will put him out for the whole season
        my pics


        • #5
          ^^ from what the eurosport commentators were saying, he was claiming that he wanted to be back on the bike in a few weeks.

          I think he's mistaken if he thinks he's going to pull that off (femur = ouch), but those guys are fucking crazy, have big bank accounts and the best surgeons money can buy.
          “Crashing is shit for you, shit for the bike, shit for the mechanics and shit for the set-up,” Checa told me a while back. “It’s a signal that you are heading in the wrong direction. You want to win but crashing is the opposite. It’s like being in France when you want to go to England and when you crash you go to Spain. That way you’ll never get to England!” -- Carlos Checa


          • #6
            Hopkins to replace Bautista for the time being.
            Anyone just see Beatie's view on the matter on RPM?
            Can you help with foster care?


            • #7
              beatie's not a fan of hopper's at all is he

              was pretty funny though
              my pics


              • #8
                8-10 weeks.... They never wait long... Rossi ballsed his leg up pretty major and wasn't gone too long
                The greatest excitement comes from besting who you were yesterday.