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Moto3 World Champion Brad Binder Undergoes Successful Surgery

Brad Binder underwent a successful operation on his left forearm at the Hospital Universitario Dexeus (Barcelona) this week.

The South African felt a discomfort as a result of a displaced plate in his arm which had been treated before the start of the season.

The Red Bull KTM Ajo rider took to instagram before the surgery posting; “Much better weekend for me in Argentina unfortunately the morning of the race we found the plate had moved in my arm causing the bone to break again, after a wobble in practice the day before.

[perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]“But I wanted to still do the race and I surprised myself finishing in 9th. Today I landed back in Barcelona where the operation will take place. Hopefully 3rd time lucky.[/perfectpullquote]

“Thank you to my team @redbull_ktm_ajo for everything, your support has been incredible and I hope to be back soon! #redbull #ktm.”

The surgery was undertaken by Dr. Mir, Head of Surgery and Microsurgery of the Upper Extremities at the Hospital Universitario Dexeus; Head of Traumotology for MotoGP.

He said,

[perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]“We operated on Brad Binder, who had suffered a loosening of the plate on his left forearm. The operation consisted of three phases: The first, removing the old plate, which had lost the pronator axis.[/perfectpullquote]

“Secondly, we placed a new plate with the correct axis of the radius, so that it could do twisting movements; finally, a graft removed from his arm to wrap around the old fracture and ensure that the bone heals as soon as possible.

“He will remain in hospital between 24 to 48 hours and we believe that he will be able to begin recovery exercises in three weeks.”

The recovery period means that the Red Bull KTM Ajo will be unable to participate in the Grand Prix of the Americas.



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