It is a long road to recovery for 23-year-old Oleg – who represents one of the most complex cases undertaken by the project. The Aidar Battalion soldier is now recuperating at home after surgery to correct equinovarus foot deformity (in layman’s terms, clubfoot) that has occurred as a result of prolonged absence of placing weight on his wounded right leg.
Oleg’s foot was fitted with an eternal brace apparatus that will gradually be adjusted to bring the bones of his foot back into alignment and a natural position. Once that has happened, he faces further surgery to restore lost bone in his thigh.
Oleg was enrolled in the Bioengineering Rehabilitation for Wounded project after six months’ of bone trauma treatment in public hospitals. However, because his injuries could not be treated by conventional methods, no recovery processes in the bones of his arm and leg were observed during that treatment period.
Oleg’s diagnosis: Right humerus defect of 12 cm, ununited fracture of the upper third of the right thigh with loss of bone of up to 4 cm.
For more on Oleg’s injuries and his treatment so far, follow this link.