Last time we saw Olexandr 2 months ago. He had a major surgery completed and a transplantation conducted in April. Few days ago he passed a control examination. It seems, that everything goes a little bit better. The x-rays show, that the bone matrix grow to the tibia, and cellular materials fasten the healing process and growth of the zones of bone defects.
A new bone fragment is fixed with a plate and grow back together steadily
Olexandr joined The Bioengineering Rehabilitation for Wounded Project in 2015. Olexandr got under a powerful artillery fire during combat guard near Avdiyivka, where he served at 93rd Separate Mechanized Brigade in January. A close mine explosion severely wounded his leg with fragments. By the time Olexandr turned for help of cellular technology, he already went through 7 surgeries at public hospitals.However, the injured bone was healing very slowly. A fragment broke a large piece of the tibia. Seven centimeters of the bone were missing. Tangential defect (broke and destroyed lateral surface) concluded another 12 centimeters.
That’s how Olexandr’s leg originally looked like. Bone defect is shown schematically
Only cellular technology could have saved the leg. As it usually happens during the project, the doctors performed plastic surgery, and covered the zone of a massive defect of soft tissues. After that, the leg was set into the physiological position and length. The bone was slightly stretched in a usual way, and the rest of the length was compensated with the help of the biotechnology. After some time, when a new bone strengthen enough, Olexandr will be able to start the process of an active physical rehabilitation. Not using the leg for 2 years means a lot of work to return to normal life.
Olexandr is getting ready to steadily load his leg
However, now Olexandr has a chance to walk with his own leg, without using crutches, a cart, or lie helplessly in bed. All this is possible thanks to your help. The volunteers of The People’s Project covered the entire treatment course at the expense of your donations. Olexandr’s case cost almost 500,000 UAH. Significant amount of money was provided by the “Interpipe” company, where Olexandr worked before the war. The rest of the money we collected as charitable donations from ordinary people.
He was able to move only on a cart before
Since the government does not finance the treatment of seriously wounded defenders, and conventional medicine can not help them, we can treat them during the project only with your help. Join The Bioengineering Rehabilitation for Wounded Project, support Ukrainian defenders with money, and spread the information about the project and its successes. It turns out, that if it is not us to take care of Ukrainian defenders – there are no one else to help them at all.