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Luthi to undergo ‘arm pump' surgery today

Luthi to undergo ‘arm pump' surgery today

Swiss 250cc rider Thomas Luthi will undergo minor surgery today on both arms, to treat Tibialis-anterior-Syndrome.

Swiss 250cc rider Thomas Luthi will undergo minor surgery today on both arms, to treat Tibialis-anterior-Syndrome. Commonly known as ‘arm pump', the condition is relatively widespread in the world of MotoGP, with riders Marco Melandri, Dani Pedrosa and Toni Elias all having been successfully treated in the past. ‘Arm Pump' is a compression of the nerves and blood vessels in the limbs, leading to muscle damage and problems with fluid transportation.

The operation is a straightforward procedure, lasting less than 15 minutes, and will be performed by Dr. Roland Biedert in Luthi's native Switzerland.

Although the former 125cc World Champion will be back in action for next week's race at Donington Park, there is a small chance that he may experience discomfort as a result of the operation. In the event of such a case, Luthi will undertake a course of painkillers from the Clinica Mobile.

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250cc, 2007, Thomas Luthi, Thomas Lüthi

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