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Zanardi condition remains serious after third operation

Zanardi condition remains serious after third operation

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Zanardi condition remains serious after third operation

Zanardi condition remains serious after third operation

Former Formula 1 driver Alex Zanardi has undergone a third operation as the Italian continues his recovery from a hand-cycling accident.

On June 19, Zanardi was involved in a serious accident while competing in a national Paralympic hand-cycling race, resulting in two neurosurgeries.

The 53-year-old Italian was again operated on Monday [July 6] in a surgery "aimed at cranio-facial reconstruction and stabilisation of the areas affected by the trauma".

Professor Paolo Gennaro, director of the UOC Maxillofacial Surgery of the Aou Senese, explained: "The fractures were complex.

"This required careful programming that made use of computerised technologies, digital and three-dimensional, made to measure for the patient.

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

Following the five-hour surgery, Zanardi was returned to intensive care, where he remains "sedated and mechanically ventilated".

An update on the overall condition of the Italian read: "His conditions remain stable from the cardio-respiratory and metabolic point of view, serious from the neurological point of view. The prognosis remains confidential."

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