We recently received an update on the recovery of Serhiy, who was operated on more than two months ago by doctors at ilaya Medical Center in Kyiv.
An X-ray of the 30th Brigade fighter’s forearm demonstrates fusion of the bones. The soldier can already move his fingers, and doctors recommend that he actively develop his hand muscles.
Always positive, the hero has even more reason for his upbeat mood! His hand is restored, all that remains in the removal of the plates scheduled to take place in early spring.
We wish Serhiy a speedy recovery and thank you all! Thanks to your contributions to the Bioengineering Rehabilitation for Wounded project, we are helping wounded soldiers get the best chance of living a life without disability and we continue this work in the New Year.
40-year-old Serhiy was wounded on July 17, 2015 near the city of Avdiivka. Debris from the projectile that exploded 10 meters from him, tore skin, tendons and soft tissue from his hand and forearm. For the treatment of his damaged bones and nerves he was sent to the Shalimov National Institute of Surgery and Transplantation. From there,doctors appealed to the Bioengineering Rehabilitation for Wounded social project and requested surgeon at ilaya Medical Center, Volodymyr Oksymtsya, perform surgery on the bones of the forearm because the incorrect alignment of the bones was blocking the motor function of the hand.
For more details of Serhiy’s treatment and the circumstances of his wounding follow this link.