Cured after suffering serious wounds to his left foot, paratrooper with the 25th Brigade Olexandr, has visited ilaya Medical Company for a routine medical examination. The hero is in good spirits and confidently walks on his restored foot unaided. And mentioned he recently got lost walking in woods and it took him until 2am to find the road. Of course, his foot did not let him down.
Congratulations to Sasha, and to the doctors for the good results of their treatment plan.
Olexandr was enrolled in the Bioengineering Rehabilitation for Wounded project in January 2015 after receiving a severe shrapnel wound to the left foot (heel bone was absent in 75%) the previous September. This is one of the most technically complex cases undertaken in the project and prior to him being enrolled Olexandr had undergone 17 operations on his leg, and several times there was the threat of amputation.
Doctors gradually moved the pieces of the calcaneus to their normal position, corrected the subluxation of the forefoot and created conditions for normalizing of blood circulation and the sensitivity of the foot. Plastic surgery to transplant a graft on the leg was also performed. In June 2015 he underwent surgery to replace the defect bone with stem cell-material in the form of bone chips.
Three months after the primary surgery on his foot Olexandr’s plaster cast was removed and he began to develop strenght in his repaired foot. The bones successfully recovered. The soft tissues of the foot also recovered.
However, while walking, Olexandr began to experience severe pain – due to significant scarring. So in January 2016 the soldier underwent more plastic surgery. After healing the pain was gone and Olexandr had no obstacles in his way.
To get into the project the soldier was helped by volunteers, and thanks to your support, we are able to gather the amount required to pay for his treatment.
Now the project continues to collect funds for the treatment of wounded that have been enrolled since Olexandr and also want to return to a life without physical limitation. It is in our power to help them recover.