El ciclista Egan Bernal tendrá que ser operado nuevamente /Egan Bernal is good spirits but facing further minor surgeries for crash injuries

El campeón del Giro de Italia continúa internado en una clínica colombiana luego de chocar con la parte trasera de un autobús. Se recupera satisfactoriamente

El ciclista colombiano Egan Bernal sigue internado en la Clínica de la Sabana, entidad que reportó este jueves en un nuevo comunicado. En el texto señaló que la recuperación va mejorando, y que este viernes el joven, campeón del Giro de Italia 2021 será operado nuevamente.

«El paciente Egan Bernal Gómez ha continuado con la recuperación esperada y con una tendencia favorable», dice el comunicado. Y agrega: «Egan continúa con el plan de rehabilitación, no ha presentado signos de infección, asimismo, tiene buen ánimo y gracias a su mejoría se retiró el medicamento vasopresor».

¿De qué lo operarán?
La clínica informó que Bernal está en el período de regeneración o terciario del trauma y que por eso tendrán que operarlo de nuevo.

«La primera será una osteosíntesis de una fractura del segundo metacarpiano de la mano derecha, que se realizará por parte del equipo de cirugía de mano. La segunda es maxilo-facial para realizar el manejo de unas fracturas dento-alveolares que presenta en la boca», se indicó.

El ciclista Egan Bernal chocó el lunes contra la parte trasera de un autobús detenido, mientras se entrenaba en los alrededores de la capital colombiana. Los doctores le diagnosticaron un «trauma torácico» y fracturas de fémur y rótula.

De acuerdo con el mismo centro médico, se le realizó una cirugía de columna que se hizo manteniendo indemne la integridad neurológica. También se conservó la funcionalidad de los segmentos involucrados.
Por GDA | El Tiempo | Colombia -enero 28, 2022

Egan Bernal is good spirits but facing further minor surgeries for crash injuries

Ineos Grenadiers rider to have operations on fractured hand and face

Egan Bernal is in good spirits and his recovery is continuing with a favourable trend, doctors in Colombia have explained, but he will undergo two additional minor surgeries on Saturday to treat a fractured metacarpal in his right hand and to manage dentoalveolar fractures in his mouth.

Bernal has been in the intensive care unit of the Clínica Universidad de La Sabana in Bogota since Monday after he collided with a bus that stopped to drop off passengers. He was riding his time trial bike on the highway and hit the rear of the bus at a reported 60kph. He fractured vertebrae, his right femur, his right patella and ribs, as well as suffering chest trauma and a punctured lung.

Bernal’s teammate and friend Brandon Rivera is now also in the Clínica Universidad de La Sabana after crashing while training nearby on Thursday. He is being treated for a fractured and dislocated elbow.

Bernal was successfully extubated Tuesday after surgery on his femur, knee and spine. Doctors confirmed that he could move all four of his extremities and Bernal’s family have been able to visit him, with his mother Marina Flor Gomez writing on Instagram: “My happiness can be compared to what I felt 25 years ago because I felt that my son was born again.”

“Egan Bernal Gómez has continued with the expected recovery and with a favorable trend,” a statement released overnight by the Clínica Universidad de La Sabana said.

“Egan continues with his rehabilitation plan, he has not shown signs of infection, he is also in good spirits and thanks to his improvement his vasopressor medication was withdrawn.”

Vasopressor medication is used to treat low blood pressure.

The two additional surgeries are scheduled for Saturday and suggest Bernal has a series of minor injuries as well as those to his vertebrae, femur and knee and his chest trauma and punctured lung.

“In addition to communicating his good state of health, we inform that at this time the patient is in a regeneration or tertiary trauma period. Therefore, tomorrow he will have two surgeries, which are secondary procedures that are not life-threatening,” Medical director Juan Guillermo Ortiz Martínez explained.

“The first is an osteosynthesis of a fracture to the second metacarpal of the right hand, which will be performed by the hand surgery team. The second is a maxillo-facial to manage dentoalveolar fractures in his mouth.”

Bernal’s crash has made headline news in Colombia and around the world, with local media waiting outside the Bogota hospital for updates. The hospital made it clear it will protect Bernal’s privacy as he recovers.

“Clinica confirms its commitment to safeguarding patient privacy. Therefore we have not delivered, nor will we deliver, photos or videos of the medical history, or the patient’s condition,” Friday’s medical update said.

“Any document, information or image communicated by means other than this, does not correspond to this institution.”

By Stephen Farrand