Valentino Rossi Motivation – The colleagues of Moto. it spoke with Dr. Pascarella, who worked on Valentino Rossi’s knee. Only 24 days after the fracture of the tibia and fibula, the Yamaha rider arrived 5th in the GP of Aragon. A quick physical recovery and a great demonstration of will.
“It was a surgical operation for a tibia and fibula fracture. I used an intramedullary nail fixed with two proximal screws and two distal screws. The main difficulty was that the leg was already fractured. So, there was the bone callus of the previous fracture, the surgical scar and the holes in the previous nail locking screws. In addition the emotional component of operating Valentino Rossi was an important factor.” Pascarella said.
Valentino Rossi Motivation
Valentino Rossi underwent intensive physiotherapy, both proprioceptive re-education and walking and cycling. “He worked a lot, and had six hours of physiotherapy a day.” said Pascarella. “Three in the morning and three in the afternoon. All this, together with the very strong Valentino Rossi motivation, allowed him to return to the track so soon.”
“It was a dramatic experience“
The main risk of such an early return to the track is that you have pain and not complete control of the lower limb operated. “However, he showed us that the control was perfect. He is a person with an unusual motivation. The Valentino Rossi Motivation. He’s a great athlete. I saw the race in a terrible mood, and every time I turned round I felt bad to my heart. It was a dramatic experience, which I don’t think I will repeat in the next GPs.” concluded the Italian doctor.