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Successful spine surgery

Another intervention for the Colombian cyclist, 2019 Tour winner, after the horrific incident on January 24: “The goals of biomechanical stabilization of the cervical spine were achieved,” says the clinic.

After risking paralysis, he admitted, there is a glimmer of light Egan Bernal. The Colombian cyclist Victim of a terrible traffic accident on January 24It was It works successfully on the spine: “The goals of biomechanical stabilization of the cervical spine were achieved with excellent clinical outcomes, without presenting complications during surgery,” says the La Sabana University Clinic in Chia, near Bogota, where he is hospitalized.

Bernal, winner of the 2019 Tour de Francehe was training along the road from Bogota to Tonga: towards Gachancipa he went to Violently crashed into a bus Injury to the cervix, chest, musculoskeletal system, lower extremities, femur and patella fractures have been reported. The doctors were worried above all about the compression of the vertebrae, which is why it was decided to intervene in an operation.

Immediately after the accident, Bernal admitted he was in danger of being paralyzed: “After fearing a 95% chance of paraplegia, I almost lost my life doing what I love, today I want to thank God, La Sabana Clinic, all the specialists who do the impossible, my family, my friend Maria Fernanda and all of you for your thoughts. I am still in intensive care awaiting more surgeries, but I trust in God that everything will be fine,” he wrote on social media.


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