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Zanardi has 5-hour surgery to reconstruct face

SIENA, Italy -- Italian auto racing champion-turned-Paralympic gold medalist Alex Zanardi underwent a five-hour surgery Monday to reconstruct his face after a crash on his handbike last month. It was the third major operation that Zanardi has had since he crashed into an oncoming truck near the Tuscan town of Pienza on June 19 during a relay event. Dr. Paolo Gennaro of the Santa Maria alle Scotte Hospital in Siena said the operation required three-dimensional digital and computerized technology that was "made to measure" for Zanardi. "The complexity of the case was fairly unique, although this is a type of fracture that we deal with routinely," Gennaro said in a...
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