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Successful scaphoid surgery for Stoner

Successful scaphoid surgery for Stoner

2007 MotoGP World Champion leaves Italian hospital on Friday, one day after arthroscopic surgery.

Casey Stoner underwent successful surgery on his wrist on Thursday at the Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Policlinico in Modena. Antonio Landi, Specialist in Orthopaedic Surgery and Hand Surgery, was assisted by arthroscopic specialist Dr Luigi Pederzini and by Dr Norman Della Rosa in performing the operation.

Using arthroscopic surgery, two floating bodies were removed from the area of the styloid process of the ulna bone (lower arm).

Stoner was treated for pseudoarthrosis on his left scaphoid before the removal of a staple (which was inserted in the former MotoGP World Champion´s scaphoid during an operation in 2003), and a bone graft using the Herbert Bone Screw System, which is designed to promote early active motion.

Stoner gave his personal thanks to the medical team and also to Ducati Corse´s consultant, Prof. Fabio Catani from the Rizzoli Hospital in Bologna, who has provided crucial advice and support over recent months, helping to set up the operation with the team led by Dr Antonio Landi.

The Australian was discharged on Friday afternoon and will begin his rehabilitation over the next few days on his return home to Switzerland.

Courtesy of Ducati Corse Press

MotoGP, 2008, Casey Stoner, Ducati Marlboro Team

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