Elisa Balsamo Medical Update

Lidl-Trek is pleased to inform that Elisa Balsamo’s surgery, which took place yesterday, Tuesday 21st, was a complete success. Professor Federico Biglioli, who led the medical team, confirmed that the nasal bones were heavily broken but the surgeon was able to fix everything with swabs. The injury to Elisa’s hand has also been firmly fixed with plate and screws, performed by Doctor Loris Pegoli. Early this afternoon, Elisa will be discharged from the Casa di Cura La Madonnina (Milan) and can return home.

The next steps include a first control on Friday, followed by a second control on Tuesday to remove swabs from nose and to check the surgical wound on the hand is scheduled. Additionally, a custom carbon brace will be fitted. If the checks give reassuring results, we can assume that Elisa will have the green light from the doctors to ride on a home trainer in the next 7-10 days.

Update of May 2oth

On Saturday afternoon, Elisa Balsamo returned home and today, 20th May,  she will be admitted to the Casa di Cura La Madonnina in Milan. Tomorrow, she will undergo maxillofacial surgery to reduce the fracture of the nasal bones and the nasal septum, as well operated on to fix the fracture of the second metacarpal of her left hand. The surgery will be performed by the team of Professor Federico Biglioli, the maxillofacial surgeon who operated on Elisa following her previous accident in May 2023.

At the moment, any assumptions about the recovery time are premature. Communications on the next steps will be made later.

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