National Guard soldier Oleksandr is mobile again after the restoration of his left knee. Doctors successfully conducted reconstructive-restorative treatment of torn cruciate ligaments of the knee joint. Oleksandr has fully recovered and has returned to sport and to life without physical limitations.
Full funding was provided by The People’s Project through donations from caring people.
At the time, Oleksandr was enrolled in the project, he was only 21. However, regardless of age, he had to endure many trials. Even before the war in the East, Oleksandr served in military unit 3004 in Donetsk. During the first confrontation armed terrorists stormed his military unit – the command of the National Guard. After a long battle, the military ran out of ammunition and the militants were able to capture part of the building and the commander was captured.
Later, Alexander returned to the front in the National Guard in the Luhansk region. There he, along with another wounded soldier enrolled in the Bioengineering Rehabilitation for Wounded project Roman, were performing certain tasks at the 32nd checkpoint near Slavyanoserbsky.
During massive bombardment by Russian terrorists of the checkpoint on October 14, 2014, Oleksander badly injured knee. However, there were many wounded, so the soldier did not recieve any help. He just bandaged his knee and continuedto serve. Even after demobilization no one offered for him to receive treatment for injury.
Subsequently his condition deteriorated. The fighter’s cruciate ligament injury caused him persistent pain and swelling. After placing weight on the leg for a time the leg would become non-functional and he would have to walk on crutches. In case of further deterioration, the problem would lead to osteoarthritis of the joint. Then his comrade Roman advised him to contact the iLaya clinic.
On January 15 doctors at the clinic performed surgery on Oleksandr to reconnect the ligaments using autoplasty of the broadest surface of the thigh. Also fitted to the left leg was a brace, after which the soldier went home to recover.
Now Oleksandr has fully recovered and is even able to engage in a favorite sport – he is a candidate for master of sports in boxing.
The full amount of money for the treatment of Oleksandr was collected only because people weren’t indifferent. The project is constantly enrolling wounded soldiers with injuries that cell technology offers the only chance for recovery. Most of them come to us after long and exhausting treatment in public hospitals with traditional methods that have yielded no results. Since the state, through legislative and other restrictions does not support biotechnology in the treatment of wounded, defenders’ only hope lies with the support of people.
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