Golf legend Tiger Woods is at the moment “awake, responsive and recovering” after surviving a critical automotive accident within the Los Angeles suburbs on Tuesday morning, mentioned Indian-American physician Anish Mahajan, the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) and interim CEO at Harbor-UCLA Medical Centre.
On his option to a TV shoot, the SUV which Woods was driving suffered a critical accident and the star golfer needed to be pulled out by means of the automotive’s windshield.
Woods suffered critical leg accidents and was trapped however acutely aware when emergency responders reached the scene of his one-vehicle rollover crash on a stretch of highway close to Los Angeles in California recognized for rushing and accidents, authorities mentioned.
Dr Mahajan mentioned the 45-year-old American golfer suffered open and compound fractures on his lower-right leg and ankle.
Mahajan offered the main points of the surgical procedure in an announcement shared on Woods’ official Twitter account.
He mentioned the accidents which shattered the tibia and fibula bones of Woods’ decrease proper leg had been stabilised with a rod within the tibia. These are the 2 bones between the knee and the ankle with the tibia being the bigger of the 2.
“Extra accidents to the bones within the foot and ankle required screws and pins,” Dr Mahajan mentioned within the assertion.
A Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy, who was the primary to reach on the accident web site, mentioned he discovered Woods nonetheless within the driver’s seat, carrying his seat belt, and that the golfer was capable of inform him his identify was Tiger.
The 15-time main champion was lucid and calm, however doubtlessly in shock, and didn’t appear to be involved along with his accidents on the time, Deputy Carlos Gonzalez was quoted as saying by CNN.
In line with his LinkedIn bio, Dr Mahajan instantly supervises the chairs of all 12 scientific departments and oversees the administration, high quality, and supply of all medical providers at Harbor-UCLA which is able to offering whole care for each side of harm from prevention by means of rehabilitation.
He additionally serves as Affiliate Dean of the UCLA-David Geffen College of Medication, and is answerable for the graduate medical schooling and educational affairs of greater than 500 resident and fellow trainees, and practically 300 full-time school physicians on the educating hospital, the bio says.
The Indian-American medical officer had beforehand labored with the Los Angeles County Division of Well being Providers (DHS) because the Director of System Planning, Enchancment and Knowledge Analytics.
Throughout this stint from 2012-2016, he helped lead organisational transformation beneath the Reasonably priced Care Act, often known as Obama Care, and oversaw a number of system-wide models together with the Workplace of Planning and Knowledge Analytics, and Enterprise Well being Data Administration, to organise and shield affected person well being knowledge.