Injured National Guard soldier, Oleksandr, 21, has returned home after undergoing surgery on his left knee.
On January 15, restoration surgery on Oleksandr’s anterior cruciate ligament of his knee joint was performed with the help of autoplasty of the fascia of his thigh. His leg was then set in a cast.
Now the fighter is recovering at home, and next month will under his next medical examination to monitor his progress. We wish him a speedy recovery.
Oleksandr served in the Luhansk region, along with our other wounded soldier Roman. They performed combat missions from the famous 32nd post near Slovianoserbsk. On October 14, 2014 this checkpoint came under heavy fire, and Oleksandr injured his leg jumping from a BTR – he heard a “crunch” and felt strong pain in his knee.
The soldiers received no medical treatment, and he continued to serve for a long time with a bandage on his knee. Even after demobilization he was not offered treatment. The cruciate ligament injury continued to bother Oleksandr with severe pain and swelling. After some time the leg became unable to carry any load and the soldier was reliant on crutches for mobility. Left untreated, the problem would lead to osteoarthritis of the joint.
Oleksandr’s treatment history can be viewed at this link.
The Bioengineering Rehabilitation for Wounded project is constantly being joined by new fighters for whom conventional treatment has no yeildedresults. This leads to complications, disability or even amputation, while stem cell biotechnology has the ability to quickly restore bone and tissue and put Ukraine’s wounded soldiers back on their feet. Please help Ukraine’s return to normal life!