Video: Evgeni Plushenko will get on his feet today after surgery
The figure skater Evgeni Plushenko underwent a successful spinal surgery the day before. And according to doctors, today the athlete will be able to get back on his feet. Nevertheless, the rehabilitation period is likely to drag on for several months.
“Operation Eugene was carried out in Israel. All perfectly. They took out two parts of the bolt … The bolts are needed so that the "fusion" that is inserted - the parts of the spine - grabbed the spine. This all stuck, so the other three screws were also removed. Now he has his own spine, without screws, will be with a monolith, "fusion", which became his body, "- the head of the clinic told RIA Novosti.
The surgery lasted three and a half hours. After the skater retired from anesthesia, the doctors called his condition as satisfactory. Meanwhile, a video recording of the operation is being discussed on the Web.
Earlier it was assumed that the operation would be shown live on one of the Russian TV channels. “In reality, Zhenya meant that there would be a video recording, the live broadcast was never meant,” said the athlete's wife Yana Rudkovskaya.
“We have not yet forgotten this story when the previous operation was called into question,” she explained. “Some bloggers even managed to compose this: I pasted a plaster on my arm, walked along fictional corridors, bribed two Jews.”
Recall that during the Sochi Olympics, one of the screws supporting the artificial intervertebral disc failed. This happened during the warm-up jump before the start of the short program in the individual tournament. It was then that the skater refused to compete, citing poor health, and even announced the end of his sports career. However, later the athlete said that he did not exclude the possibility of performing at the 2018 Olympics.