Zanardi condition ’severe’ after third surgery

For a "cranio-facial reconstruction"



7 July 2020 - 12:21
Zanardi condition ’severe’ after (...)

After a third surgery, the hospital looking after Alex Zanardi says the former F1 driver’s neurological condition remains "severe".

The Santa Maria Alle Scotte hospital in Siena, Italy, said the latest five-hour operation was for "cranio-facial reconstruction", after the 53-year-old recently crashed into a truck during a hand-cycling road race.

"The fractures were complex," said Professor Paolo Gennaro, director of maxillofacial surgery.

"This required careful work making use of computerised, digital and three-dimensional technologies made to measure for the patient," he added.

"The complexity of the case was rather unique, even if it is a type of fracture that we routinely face in our centre."

The hospital said Zanardi is still sedated and ventilated in intensive care with a "confidential" prognosis.

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