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AustraliaHow a small device helped save man's life after chainsaw accident

16:07  11 july  2019
16:07  11 july  2019 Source:   9news.com.au

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A Perth man who spent hours waiting for an ambulance after a horrific chainsaw accident has told 9News he thought he was going This life - saving filter was inserted into his vein to stop a blood clot going to his lung. The Perth man ' s experience may help save thousands of lives around the world.

How a small device helped save man ' s life after chainsaw accident . Mal Wilhelm spent hours waiting for an ambulance after a horrific chainsaw accident and told 9News he thought he was going to die.

A Perth man who spent hours waiting for an ambulance after a horrific chainsaw accident has told 9News he thought he was going to die.

Mal Wilhelm was cutting down a tree for firewood at his Chittering home in 2017, when it suddenly changed direction and crushed him.

The 52-year-old was slashed open by his chainsaw, breaking both his legs, his spine and crushing his ribs.

How a small device helped save man's life after chainsaw accident© 9News Mal Wilhelm spent hours waiting for an ambulance.

Because of the remote location, he waited three hours for an ambulance to arrive.

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How a small device helped save man ' s life after chainsaw accident . Mal Wilhelm spent hours waiting for an ambulance after a horrific chainsaw accident and told 9News he thought he was going to die.

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"I could feel my lungs filling up with blood, so my main concern was I wasn't going to last until the ambulance found me," Mr Wilhelm said.

How a small device helped save man's life after chainsaw accident© 9News The father-of-five was in a coma.

The father-of-five was in a coma at Royal Perth Hospital and during this time, surgeons inserted a life-saving filter into his vein to stop a blood clot going to his lung.

How a small device helped save man's life after chainsaw accident© 9News This life-saving filter was inserted into his vein to stop a blood clot going to his lung. His experience has now formed part of a ground-breaking WA study published in the New England Journal of Medicine this week, which is expected to transform trauma care around the world.

How a small device helped save man's life after chainsaw accident© 9News The Perth man's experience may help save thousands of lives around the world.

The study, led by the WA State Trauma Unit, shows only one-third of severely injured patients need the device, despite it being commonly used as a preventative measure.

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