Repsol Hoda rider Dani Pedrosa underwent surgery on his forearm in a Madrid hospital on Friday.
The chief orthopaedic surgeon and Medical Director of iQtra Medicina Avanzada Dr. Angel Villamor is confident that the surgery, which was done in an attempt to alleviate a problem with his arm pump, took a little over two hours to complete.
The procedure involved the complete removal of a layer of the casing around the muscle, which cause the Spanish rider immense pain in his forearm.
"The surgery was complicated and aggressive using a microsurgery technique and microscopic lens," Dr. said upon completion.
"It lasted two hours, and was done under a local anaesthetic. We examined the muscle fascia, which were hypertrophied and had to be opened up and released. The muscle fascia has been dissected and removed from the forearm.
"This increased volume engorged the muscle within the inelastic fascia resulting in increased pressure within the compartment, and causing a painful condition of oxygen deprivation – thus causing intense pain in the forearm which collapsed after exercising during riding. We will now monitor Dani over the next few weeks to measure the success of this surgery."
Pedrosa is expected to be fit again in four to six weeks' time, but he would not be able to compete again until another assessment by the surgeon.
That means he will miss the MotoGP races in Texas and Argentina at the very least.
Friday's procedure was the third time Perdrosa went under the knife to fix the problem, and the procedure carried out by Dr. Villamor was one of the few feasible remaining options the Spaniard had.