F2 Juan Manuel Correa condition

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F2 Juan Manuel Correa condition

Post Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:59 pm

The media is reporting that American/Ecuadorian driver Juan Manuel Correa has multiple leg fractures and a minor spinal chord injury. He is in intensive care but in stable condition. Lets hope and Pray he will be okay. Only a few days ago he had tested an older Sauber Alfa Romeo F1 car.

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Re: F2 Juan Manuel Correa condition

Post Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:33 am

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Re: F2 Juan Manuel Correa condition

Post Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:39 pm

I haven't been on top of the latest news, is his foot safe now?

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Re: F2 Juan Manuel Correa condition

Post Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:27 pm

http://racetechdevelopmentgroup.com/med ... ptember-2/
So stable but no change and remains in intensive care.

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Re: F2 Juan Manuel Correa condition

Post Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:19 am

On his arrival to London, Juan Manuel was diagnosed with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. This is an injury considered common in high impact accidents such as this one. Unfortunately, this injury resulted in Juan Manuel falling into Acute Respiratory Failure.
At this point of time he is an in induced state of unconsciousness and under ECMO support. Juan Manuel is in critical but stable condition.
http://racetechdevelopmentgroup.com/med ... ptember-6/

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Re: F2 Juan Manuel Correa condition

Post Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:53 pm

MtthsMlw wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:19 am
On his arrival to London, Juan Manuel was diagnosed with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. This is an injury considered common in high impact accidents such as this one. Unfortunately, this injury resulted in Juan Manuel falling into Acute Respiratory Failure.
At this point of time he is an in induced state of unconsciousness and under ECMO support. Juan Manuel is in critical but stable condition.
http://racetechdevelopmentgroup.com/med ... ptember-6/
I can offer some insight into this from my professional background in emergency medicine.

ARDS can have various causes, but in this case is likely as a result of blunt trauma to the lungs in the collision (the lungs will have been thrown against the front of the chest by the g-forces in the collision).

As with any kind of soft tissue injury, this can result in swelling and interstitial fluid can leak into the alveoli (air sacs) in the lungs which results in Acute Respiratory Failure as the lungs are then not able to function effectively.

ECMO is Extra Corporeal Membrane oxygenation and is where a machine is used to oxygenate the blood as the lungs would normally do.

The reason Correa has been placed in an induced coma will be to reduce the demand on all his vital organs and, in conjunction with ECMO, allow the lungs to recover.

While around a third of patients with ARDS with sadly not recover, this is most often due to the underlying illness or injury rather than ARDS itself.

Yes Correa's condition is critical, he is young and very fit and healthy, so there is a good chance that he will be part of the 2 thirds of patients who recover.
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Re: F2 Juan Manuel Correa condition

Post Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:22 pm

Thanks for the detailed explanation of Correa's medical condition. Lets hope he pulls through

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Re: F2 Juan Manuel Correa condition

Post Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:40 pm

So it's kind of a combined bruising/collapse/fluid situation?
the four immutable forces:
static balance
dynamic balance
static imbalance
dynamic imbalance

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Re: F2 Juan Manuel Correa condition

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Re: F2 Juan Manuel Correa condition

Post Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:06 pm

Thank you for the update! @MtthsMlw.

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Re: F2 Juan Manuel Correa condition

Post Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:53 pm

MtthsMlw wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:53 pm
Newest update..
yes, thanks! God it sounds a bit close.

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Re: F2 Juan Manuel Correa condition

Post Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:48 pm

looking at the crash originally, i was surprised he supposedly only went out with leg injury and 'light' spinal injury.
this shows indeed a more realistic outcome.

man, what an accident.
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Re: F2 Juan Manuel Correa condition

Post Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:35 am

It's looking better, he's out of the coma but still has a long way to go.

http://racetechdevelopmentgroup.com/med ... r-20-2019/

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Re: F2 Juan Manuel Correa condition

Post Sat Sep 28, 2019 1:21 am

https://www.motorsport.com/fia-f2/news/ ... n/4549085/

Correa is awake, fully conscious and won't have his leg amputated.

Still tough in terms of continuing his career.

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Re: F2 Juan Manuel Correa condition

Post Sat Sep 28, 2019 1:35 am

The levels of injury sustained by Juan shows how terribly violent the accident was. Whilst there was no way Anthoine could ever have survive the impact, one hopes that Juan can return to some level of normal function in his legs. Being able to walk normally would be a huge victory.
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