View Single Post
Old 05-16-2013, 01:20 PM   #36
max384
Disgruntled Student
 
max384's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2011
Location: Sugar Notch, PA
Oddometer: 3,142
Quote:
Originally Posted by janeuner View Post
You are very lucky to be alive. The shoulder was collateral damage. Flailed chest has a 50% mortality rate.
Not that it's a walk in the park, but the mortality rate for a flail chest injury is far lower than 50%, after considering compounding factors.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2564248/
__________________
'09 Suzuki SV650, '02 KLR250, CRF70 and 80 for the kids IBA # 56419

Newfoundland 2012

James Bay 2014
max384 is offline   Reply With Quote