Surgery Removes Hardware from Spine of Pro MTB Rider – Through My Eyes – Aaron Chase
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Check out this incredible video in which we see pro rider, Aaron Chase get the screws and bolts in his spine removed after suffering crushed vertebrae that left him temporarily paralysed seven years ago.
“In 2007, I was competing at a contest and I fell off of this eleveated walkway,” Chase recalled of the life-changing accident. “The unthinkable happened: I crushed my L1 [vertabrae], it dinged my spinal cord and I temporarily lost function in my — I was paralyzed.”
Suffering from nagging pain, Chase finally decided to undergo another medical procedure to have all the seven-year-old hardware removed and brought along a host of GoPro cameras to record it. In the video above, Dr. Robert Bray of D.I.S.C Sports and Spine Center leads a precise medical procedure to remove all the old steel screws and bolts.
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