We have wrtten about him for almost a year. However, all this time preparatory procedures and work on cellular materials has continued. And finally, the treatment process has begun. On Tuesday Roman will undergo the first of a series of complex operations. During this major surgery, the doctors of the Bioengineering Rehabilitation for Wounded project will prepare Roman’s upper-arm to implant a bone matrix and apply cellular materials.
Roman has been part of the project for a long time. He fought in the ranks of the 28th Brigade from the first days of the war, until August 2015, when he came under enemy fire in Marinka. The wounds he received were severe: fragments from an enemy shell ripped through Roman’s upper arm and shoulder. The situation was extremely difficult from there on – a year in hospitals, dozens of operations, a coma, numerous attempts to restore the bone loss. It turns that the loss in the upper arm is not only almost the entire shoulder, but also the entire joint. That is why at maximum, which is all that even foreign medicine can offer, – arthrodesis, which is fusing the bone remnants to the scapula.
Taking into account their experience in using cellular technology, the doctors of the ilaya clinic, where the Biotech participants undergo treatment, will try not only to replace the entire bone, but also to completely reconstruct the missing joint. That is why the preparation of cellular materials took so long: almost a year the biotechnology project grew bone structures of extremely complex profile and extremely large volume. In a little more time, they will be implanted in Roman’s arm.
Thanks to your donations, we have collected the money for the treatment of Roman in full, the amount so far is close to a record high – it is almost 800,000 UAH. With these funds, Roman will potentially undergo a full recovery with the use of this revolutionary new medical technology, which will give him a better chance for maximum recovery of the destroyed limb. As always, the state has been lagging behind in the process – state medicine cannot provide much help in these, and funding of successful treatment of fighters outside the MOH system is rejected by the heads of the Ministry of Health. That is why the burden of the treatment of wounded ATO soldiers lies with us. So, we must remind you: your contributions to the Bioengineering Rehabilitation for Wounded project are always relevant. The project is continually working, and the money needed for the treatment of fighters is constantly needed. Only with your help, we can help severely injured soldiers return to normal life.