& # 39; It was not long before the ambulance found me & # 39 ;: man must wait THREE HOURS for help after he has cut himself open with a chainsaw
- A man from Perth suffered terrible injuries after a creepy accident that cut down a tree
- Mal Wilhelm has crushed between his rotating chainsaw and the falling tree
- He suffered broken legs, broken spine and broken ribs, as well as tear wounds
- He waited three hours for help on his remote site to be tormented
- A special filter was placed in his veins to stop blood clotting and to save his life
A man who cut himself with a chainsaw revealed that he didn't think he would survive after waiting three hours for help.
Perth father Mal Wilhelm suffered horrific injuries in 2017 after the tree he felled for firewood changed direction and crushed him.
The 52-year-old was left in a pool of blood outside his remote Chittering house after being cut open by the chainsaw and crushed by the tree.
Perth man Mal Wilhelm (photo) waited three hours for help after a chainsaw accident
Wilhelm's injuries were serious; he ended up with two broken legs, a broken backbone and a broken rib cage, along with other cuts and cuts.
It took paramedics three hours to reach the remote property of Mr Wilhem, 70 kilometers northeast of Perth, near the Julimar State Forest.
M. Wilhelm revealed to 9News he didn't think he would make it, because he was lying on the floor in a panic.
& # 39; I felt my lungs filling with blood, so my biggest concern was that I wouldn't hold on until the ambulance found me, & # 39; he said.
Mal (photo) suffered injuries, including two broken legs, broken backbone and broken ribs
He was taken to Royal Perth Hospital and spent time in intensive care, where he had a special filter put into his veins to prevent a blood clot from entering his lungs.
The filter looks like a staggered safety pin, with several small protrusions that extend from the center of the filter, and for Mr. Wilhelm it was a device that saved his life.
Mal had a special filter (photo) placed in his vein to prevent a blood clot from entering his lungs
A diagram showing the filter and how it was used to put a blood clot into Mal's lungs
His case was used as an example in a study completed by WA researchers and published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine, which investigated the use of the filters in patients suffering from extreme trauma.
Findings have shown that although the device is often used for preventive measures, it is only really effective in one in three patients.
The filter saved his life and left Mal (photo) to take the long road to recovery
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