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Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Ney-ghtmare for Neymar - Third Lumbar Vertebrae Injury

The prodigy in pain (credit: Yahoo!Sports)

My all-time favorite team has got its golden boy out of the game. I was a bit shocked. I followed his exploits in Barca and last year FIFA Confederations Cup. He was good back then I expected him to perform in this big game.

Fortunately, he did. Unfortunately, it didn't last long.

Source: Barca Blaugranes 

The vertebrae affected is the third lumbar vertebrae. To be specific, its transverse process. We learnt that it is the site for back muscle attachment. Hence, he's quite lucky because the spinal cord is apparently not injured. His doctor said:

"The CT showed a fractured transverse process at the level of the third lumbar vertebra. That means it's a fracture at the spinal region. It's not a serious fracture that requires surgery, but it limits movements. He will be in pain for a few days, and he's wearing a lumbar belt to manage pain. Unfortunately, he won't be able to play. The first week is the most painful and critical one, so he can't play the last two matches. But long term, we are positive that the recovery will go well. This is a fracture that evolves quickly, so we hope he's completely healed soon."


Since we are here, let's do some revision on the labeling of the vertebrae:



And now the functions:






















Hope you get well soon!

RESPECTO.

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  2. Im Paul D Mkhoi from Tanzania, so interested with your page but sometimes I face some difficulties to use the page effectively in case of language barriers. I sought to translate the notes to english but nothing was attained.

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