Volunteer Oleksandr got to the clinic once more, but this time not to just show off the perfect results of treatment. Lately he has got the plate from the restored bone removed. He will need to use his crutches for certain period of time to allow his bone to adjust to workload and add some strength. Still in general, this makes the grand finale of his recuperation.
“Titanic Sashko belongs to the past now! I am free! All this metal scrap has been pulled out of my leg at last!” – Sashko just cannot contain his enthusiasm.
He wore his plate for one and a half year while his bone was gaining solidness. All this time, Sashko tried to live active life and played sports, so now he feels thankful to the doctors for these years of “activity instead of lameness”, as he admits himself.
Sashko got the injury to his shin as early as in January of 2015. Under the enemy shelling near the town of Shchastia Sashko’s tibia got crushed, but following six consequent surgeries he did not get any better. His complicated fracture failed to fuse up, so the option of amputation grew more and more real. When in an attempt to deploy his last chance the fighter joined the Bioengineering Rehabilitation for Wounded project, the bone defect in his leg reached about six centimeters, and due to the prolonged application of the fixation apparatus osteomyelitis started to develop in the area.
Only in four months following the application of bioengineering technology, Oleksandr was able to dynamically walk and even play sports! No wonder he feels extremely excited to come back to full life.
Dear friends, all this was possible thanks to your generous contributions in the Bioengineering Rehabilitation for Wounded project. May we remind that Sashko is not the last soldier abandoned by the conventional medicine. Lately another patient, a young marine Dmytryk, has joined the Project: his shoulder had been almost entirely destroyed by an enemy expanding bullet explosion. Now we need to help the guy with his injury. Because if not us, who else can do this?