Egan Bernal He is still in the intensive care unit of the Clínica de la Sabana in the municipality of Chía, Cundinamarca, and the doctors hope that his health will evolve favorably.
The Colombian cyclist of the Ineos team has undergone several operations on Monday, hours after the accident, but this Tuesday, it is evaluated, he could return to the operating room.
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Bernal He was treated for the fracture of the femur and the right patella, and between 7:00 p.m. on Monday and 1:00 a.m. on Tuesday, he underwent surgery for the fractures of the thoracic vertebrae.
responded to stimuli
The surgeons carried out a reduction of a fracture dislocation from the T5 level to the T6 level, with traumatic disc herniation. In addition, an “instrumentation from T3 to T8” was achieved.
It is the injury that most worries us at the moment, because of the place where it happened and the consequences it can have.
EL TIEMPO confirmed that Bernal responded to the electrical stimuli that were performed before the intervention, which may mean that the neurological issue is going well.
Spinal fixation was done primarily to stabilize the fractures and the rider will be constantly monitored for progress.
Sources assured EL TIEMPO that during the surgery another chest tube was inserted, so Bernal has two, one on each side.
It was reported that the surgery will define, in the next few hours, if the current champion of the Giro d’Italia will be operated on again, since he has presented bleeding from one of the sides more than expected.
The idea of operating it is to control chest bleeding.
Egan Bernal suffered an accident last Monday, after colliding with the back of a bus, which stopped to drop off a passenger.
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