Wounded fighter for the 79th Brigade Oleksandr has returned home to recover after additional surgery. A fistula sequestrectomy operation (removal of a gangrenous piece of bone) in the heel bone was performed in late July and paid for with donations collected by The People’s Project. Oleksandr will return to the clinic in September for a control examination. Meanwhile, the fighter will continue to develop his foot based on podiatrist recommendations.
Oleksandr, a career military personnel soldier, served as part of the 79th Brigade. He wounded on June 26, 2014 when bringing his counterparts out from constant attacks by Russia near the Ukrainian-Russian border. Between Izvaryne and Dovzhansky they came under intense fire. The moving part of the column, which Oleksandr’s APC was suffered a direct hit from a shell. In the subsequent explosion the fighter received an open head injury and a broken leg. He credits the fact he was wearing a helmet as the reason he cheated death.
In Dnipro he was treated for his head injury and had a frontal plate mounted. His leg was treated in various hospitals, resulting in six operations but none helped restore the bones in his foot. Cellular technology, like for the vast majority of those enrolled in the project, is Oleksandr’s only chance. Now his condition is improving and he has very good prospects for a full recovery. One-and-a-half months after primary surgery with the use of biotechnology the soldier underwent a control X-ray. Doctors noted the processes of formation of new bone at the site of the fractures of the talus and calcaneus bones. However, the control X-ray examination also showed the soldier had some gangrenous tissue remaining, so doctors prescribed the additional surgery he underwent in July.
The iLaya Medical Company has a team of qualified biotechnologists and surgeons. Stem cells are grown under sterile conditions and then introduced into the body. The operations are very expensive, and money for them is collected by volunteers from The People’s Project as part of the Bioengineering Rehabiliatation for Wounded initiative. To date, the project has treated 76 patients with severe combat injuries of the extremities. The results are 42 patients in various stages of treatment and 34 wounded ATO soldiers completely cured.
In the project Bioengineering Rehabilitation for Wounded, iLaya clinic doctors are using the latest biotechnology restore the damaged limbs of wounded Ukrainian soldiers.
Currently the collection of funds for the treatment of five wounded is underway and four more are waiting in line to join the project. For them biotechnology represents their only chance for recovery. Since the state, through legislative and other restrictions, can not support biotechnology in the treatment of wounded soldiers, their only hope lies with people.
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