Jack Miller undergoes successful arm pump surgery on right forearm

Surgery to relieve arm pump symptoms was successful, and Jack Miller is expected to be ready to ride in Portimao.

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JACK MILLER has undergone successful surgery on his right forearm to relieve symptoms of arm pump, or compartment syndrome, which he says has caused him problems over the two opening Grand Prix events in Qatar. 

Arm pump occurs when pressure within (typically) a limb builds, restricting blood flow and causing numbness, pain and tingling (amongst over symptoms). 

After coming to blows with Joan Mir on track in round 2, Miller was off to Barcelona to visit Dr. Xavier Mir (of no relation to the reigning world champ). 

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An MRI was used at rest and under strain, with the decision made to perform surgery immediately to restore the forearm’s vascular and nerve activity to normal. 

The procedure was a success, Miller will spend 24 hours in the hospital before beginning rehabilitation, with sights set for the 3rd round at Portimao on the 16th to 18th of April. 

Miller currently sits in 9th place in the championship standings, and will be hoping to build momentum to mount a championship charge with the Factory Ducati team. 

Jack Miller said in a Ducati press release: 

"It was a short operation, and it went very well. I can't wait to start the rehabilitation. There are still ten days left before the next Grand Prix at Portimão. If my recovery proceeds normally, I'll be able to be back on track in Portugal, even if not completely at my 100% fitness. I want to thank Dr Mir and all his team of the Dexeus Hospital for their availability and all the care they have given me"