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Doctors fear that Schumacher may remain in a coma for the rest of his life

Doctors fear that Michael Schumacher may remain in a coma for the rest of his life.
The F1 racing champion suffered a serious head injury following a skiing accident while on holiday at the French resort of Meribel on December 29.

He was treated by medical teams in Grenoble and has been in an artificially induced coma for 18 days.

German weekly newspaper Bild newspaper reported that his condition is so severe that there are currently no plans to wake him.

According to German magazine Focus, medical experts have stated that patients placed in comas are usually brought out of them after one to two weeks. zzzz

Neurosurgeon Andreas Zieger of the University Clinic for neurosurgery in Oldenburg told the publication: "There may have been complications. We should not speculate here. Ultimately, we are talking about life and death. A coma can in theory be maintained for a lifetime. It won't hurt the human brain."

Professor Zieger added: "Brain injuries are among the most complicated injuries that can happen to the human body.

"Predictions about how long a person might be in a coma or potential complications are seldom reliable."

Cologne neurological expert Professor Gereon Fink fears that the extended duration of the coma indicates serious damage in the brain and that his condition remains critical.

"If the injuries are so severe that it would harm the patient, he is kept longer in the medically induced coma," said professor Fink.

"Depending on where bleeding has taken place can lead to unilateral paralysis, speech disorders or personality changes."

Schumacher's wife Corinna and his two children are maintaining a constant vigil by his bedside. Fans and sports stars have sent messages of support to Schumacher and his family. IB Times


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With no access to the hospital charts, its pretty much all speculation.
Top Gear's Richard Hammond was kept in an artificial coma for 30 days.
Hopefully, Schumacher will be as lucky...
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That was insane when the Hamster crashed the jet powered dragster. I really thought that was it for him.
For people that never heard about that crash they would never know anything happened to him. His recovery is remarkable.
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Hate the thought of this title...but Doctors dont know Michael Schumacher.
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Schumacher manager breaks silence

Schumacher manager breaks silence | F1 News | Jan 2014 | Crash.Net

17 January 2014
Sabine Kehm again urges caution into reports about the condition of Michael Schumacher, who remains in a stable condition in hospital in Grenoble
Michael Schumacher's spokeswoman has broken the silence surrounding the seven-time F1 champion in response to reports in the German press about the condition of the 45-year-old.

A series of reports quoting experts had called into question how Schumacher could be expected to recover from the injuries he sustained in his skiing accident back in December.

Those reports came despite silence from Schumacher's management team and doctors treating him in Grenoble for nearly a fortnight, when Sabine Kehm urged caution about any reports not to have come from official sources.

In a fresh update, Kehm reiterated that point and revealed that Schumacher continues to be in a stable condition with his family confident in the work of the doctors treating his injuries.

“Unfortunately I have to repeat that any information regarding Michael's health not coming from the doctors treating him or from his management must be treated as pure speculation,” Kehm said.

“I also repeat that Michael's family is very happy and confident with the work of the team of doctors treating Michael, and they trust them completely. Michael's condition is still considered as stable.”
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Its unbelievable.. he is the star, Doctors are giving their 100% as far as treatment is concern. Hope we will get some good news soon.
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Its unbelievable.. he is the star, Doctors are giving their 100% as far as treatment is concern. Hope we will get some good news soon.
BTW, I wonder why someone from Gurgaon, India would put down a California location?
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My sincere regards to the Schumacher family.
For a person so full of life it must be very difficult for everyone to wait on medical procedures and the bodies healing ability to aid recovery.
Many people have suffered severe trauma and made tremendous recoveries. Soldiers have undergone this procedure and done amazingly well.
I respect the need of personal privacy in sensitive matters and this truly is an issue here. Being inquisitive and wanting to know is understandable, when its tailored with discretion.
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Read an artical today that said they were starting to take him out of the coma. sorry I did not get the web address. Any other news?
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Latest from the BBC

Usually pretty accurate
BBC News - Schumacher still in coma one month after crash

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