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, stated Indian-American doctor Anish Mahajan, the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) and interim CEO at Harbor-UCLA Medical Centre.
On his technique to a TV shoot, the SUV which Woods was driving suffered a critical accident and the star golfer needed to be pulled out by way 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 street close to Los Angeles in California recognized for rushing and accidents, authorities stated.
Dr Mahajan stated the 45-year-old American golfer suffered open and compound fractures on his lower-right leg and ankle.
Mahajan supplied the small print of the surgical procedure in an announcement shared on Woods’ official Twitter account.
He stated 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.
“Additional injuries to the bones in the foot and ankle required screws and pins,” Dr Mahajan stated within the assertion.
A Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy, who was the primary to reach on the accident web site, stated 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 probably 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.
According to his LinkedIn bio, Dr Mahajan straight supervises the chairs of all 12 medical departments and oversees the administration, high quality, and supply of all medical companies at Harbor-UCLA which is able to offering complete care for each facet of damage from prevention by way of rehabilitation.
He additionally serves as Associate Dean of the UCLA-David Geffen School of Medicine, and is accountable for the graduate medical training and tutorial affairs of greater than 500 resident and fellow trainees, and practically 300 full-time school physicians on the instructing hospital, the bio says.
The Indian-American medical officer had beforehand labored with the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS) because the Director of System Planning, Improvement and Data Analytics.
During this stint from 2012-2016, he helped lead organisational transformation beneath the Affordable Care Act, often known as Obama Care, and oversaw a number of system-wide items together with the Office of Planning and Data Analytics, and Enterprise Health Information Management, to organise and defend affected person well being information.