Another patient is preparing to leave the iLaya Medical Company in Kyiv. Wounded soldier from the 28th Brigade Vitaliy, who has been treated as part of the Bioengineering Rehabilitation for Wounded project. Recently, Vitaliy’s plaster cast was removed and a control examination showed treatment was successful, the injuries to his wounded leg have healed and it has regained the correct form. Waiting ahead for Vitaliy is rehabilitation where he will again get used to walking independently. His recovery has only been made possible through the skill of doctors and the latest technology in expensive treatment paid for by volunteers of The People’s Project via donations recieved by our crowdfunding platform.
Vitaliy’s leg at the beginning of treatment
Vitaliy was wounded in the summer of 2014 during the battle for Saur-Mohyla when he and his tank crew came under a powerful mortar attack. The explosions forced the tank off a road bridge and the soldier suffered serious injuries to his leg and abdomen. Five operations in public hospitals brought no relief to his leg, although the abdominal wound was cured. Vitaliy could not carry weight on the leg, was plagued with severe pain and continuous swelling in the lower leg and foot.
An X-ray shows the non-union of the fractures
Vitaliy applied to the Bioengineering Rehabilitation for Wounded project in January 2016. Doctors immediately conducted a full examination and began preparation for treatment, we in turn collected donations and paid for their medical services. Over time, Vitaliy’s bones were returned to their correct form using an Ilizarov apparatus and the bone defect was filled with a medical gel rich in the patient’s own cell tissue.
Life-long disability or amputation, Vitaliy only hope lay with biotech
Over time, the bones of the leg and foot returned to their natural form. A month ago the Ilizarov apparatus was removed, and the leg was set in a plaster cast which has since been removed. Next comes rehabilitation: the leg and foot should be reaccustomed to exertion, and now Vitaliy is able to walk independently. We are confident that his efforts will lead to good results.
Vitaliy now has a chance of living a full life
Meanwhile, other seriously wounded Ukrainian soldier’s are in need of this high-tech treatment. The Ukrainian state does not yet fund such treatment, and raising the necessary funds is out of the question for most Ukrainian families. Hwoever, we, with your help, can come to the assistace of these soldiers and return them to normal life.
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