- Colapsed lung!
I tell thee, some of the questions on here!
This condition could range from the acutely serious and life threatening, to a chronically collapsed lung that may not re-expand….
The answer depends on the reason – a collapsed lung is not a diagnosis – it’s a sign, and could be due to (not to scare anyone) cancer, trauma, ‘popped lung’, and many others.
As he knows it’s collapsed, i’m assuming he’s seen a medical professional about it, and hasn’t just diagnosed it from bodging up an x-ray machine from some old photo film, lead plating, and a lump of radioactive goo……??
DrPPosted 9 years agospikerman_1Member
what caused it?
Bird had a collapsed lung and several broken ribs and a damaged shoulder from a major fall on serre chevalier last summer.
The main issue is with the other injuries lack of activity can delay healing. Assume 4-6 months if you have similar injuries. Also think about if the other injuries will cause other issues, like being unable to drive, the insurance companies tend to look badly on existing injuries causing lack of ability!
if its “just” a pnumothorax 2-4 weeks should be a sensible windowPosted 9 years agosharkiMember
I forced my shoulder into my chest cavity, it caused a collapse 40%, took a week to get most of the air out of the chest and i was breathing ok after about 3 weeks, i needed a chest drain so the soft tissue damage from that made it sore..very sore.
i wasn’t back on a bike for 8 weeks though.
but only cuz a tore my acj too.Posted 9 years ago
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