Bono Suffered Severe Injury In Cycling Accident

Underwent Five Hours of Surgery, In Recovery

Nov 19, 2014
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U2 frontman Bono was involved in a cycling accident over the weekend in New York City, leading to the band cancelling their week-long residency at The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon. Details of the singer's injuries are now being reported, and according to Dean Lorich, the surgeon who treated Bono, his injuries were severe and he will require "intensive and progressive therapy," though he is expected to make a full recovery. Rolling Stone reports that Bono underwent five hours of surgery to his eye, shoulder, and finger. The surgeon's full report is below.

"On November 16th, Bono was involved in a high energy bicycle accident when he attempted to avoid another rider.  Presented as a Trauma Alert to New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell's Emergency Department, his Trauma Work-up at that time included multiple X-rays and CAT scans showed injuries that include:

 

1. Left facial fracture involving the orbit of his eye.

2. Left scapula (shoulder blade) fracture in three separate pieces.

3. Left compound distal humerus fracture where the bone of his humerus was driven though his skin and the bone was in six different pieces. He was taken emergently to the operating room for a five-hour surgery Sunday evening where the elbow was washed out and debrided, a nerve trapped in the break was moved and the bone was repaired with three metal plates and 18 screws.

4. One day later, he had surgery to his left hand to repair a fracture of his 5th metacarpal.

He will require intensive and progressive therapy, however a full recovery is expected.

 

Dean Lorich, MD

Orthopedic Trauma Surgeon

New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and Hospital For Special Surgery"

 

(via Rolling Stone)



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