Guillaume Moreau, who received surgery on Sunday following his serious accident during the Le Mans 24 Hours Test Day, remains at the University Hospital of Angers where the prognosis is encouraging. The worst possible outcome has undoubtedly been avoided thanks to the efficiency of all those medical teams involved.
Indeed, it was the speed of the medical staff on hand at Circuit de la Sarthe during both Guillaume’s extraction from the car and the decision to transfer him to the specialist department in Angers that reduced the time between his accident and subsequent emergency surgery.
Following his arrival in Angers, Guillaume received immediate attention from the resuscitation team working at the Accident and Emergency surgery block, as well as the neurosurgery specialists who handle this type of trauma. Neurosurgeon Dr. Olivier Lucas worked quickly to relieve pressure around the spinal cord throughout the six hours following Guillaume’s accident. This pressure had been generated by the compression of the twelfth vertebra. The fracture was also stabilised during this time. Surgery was considered a success and no further injuries were found, allowing the medical team to fully focus on the problem at hand.
Despite the short timeframe since surgery, initial signs appear positive. Post-procedure has been straightforward with Guillaume recovering sensations in his legs and tests revealing greater strength in the area compared to on arrival. And such encouraging progress has seen thoughts now turn to a bespoke rehabilitation programme tailored to his condition. Nevertheless, Guillaume is fully aware that this will take much time and patience. But thanks to his unquestionable mental strength, the team is in no doubt that Guillaume will rise to the challenge presented. Everyone at OAK Racing would like to wish him a full and speedy recovery.
Guillaume would also like to thank the numerous people who have sent messages of support. As well as helping raise a smile, they have also sustained him at this difficult time.