When Seconds Matter Most: Egan Bernal’s Road to Recovery

When seconds matter most, Intraoperative Neuromonitoring is clinically proven to reduce the patient’s risk of damage to the nervous system.

Former Tour de France winner, Egan Bernal, successfully faced a second round of neurosurgery using intraoperative neuromonitoring following a crash while training last week.


Bernal posted on Twitter that there was a 95% chance of him becoming a paraplegic if it was not for these life-saving operations. According to CyclingNews, “The initial medical report detailed a long list of injuries, including damage to the thoracic and cervical sections of his spine. The first spinal operation concerned the T5 and T6 vertebrae in the thoracic section, with Bernal coming round with full mobility and no neurological damage.”


Written by: Grace Sondermann