Wounded 93rd Brigade soldier Vladislav recently underwent major surgery for the treatment of complex fractures of his shoulder. It was conducted by replacing the humerus defect with a block of osteoplastic material containing autologous stem cells. Money for treatment to a total of 471,264 UAH was provided by The People’s Project from donations made by caring people to the initiative Bioengineering Rehabilitation for Wounded.
Now Vladislav has been discharged home to regain his strength. In six weeks he will undergo a control x-ray. After successful bone fusion, doctors plan to start to restore soft tissue.
Vladislav became the second fighter in the project to undergo surgery to rebuild a broken shoulder joint. The first was Sviatoslav, The success of his treatment and injury history he shares with you in this video (in Ukrainian).
Vladislav was wounded on June 12 2015 near the village of Opitne near Donetsk Airport. As a result of tank fire the fighter received numerous injuries. His right shoulder was completely shattered, fortunately the nerves were unaffected, without which the defect would be even more difficult to treat. Regardless, Vladislav remains one of the most difficult patients in the project because to treat his injury required the manufacture of a unique 3-D matrix that replicates the shape of the head of the shoulder joint of the fighter and a large number of cells and infusions to restore bone, cartilage and muscle.
Doctors at iLaya Medical Company have managed to do the almost impossible. Without the help of doctors and the support of people who donated to us, Vladislav faced significant physical limitations and disabilities. Now it is hoped function of the arm will be restored and we believe that it will. We have repeatedly witnessed the incredible recovery of even our most hopeless cases.
More of Ukraine’s wounded soldiers are awaiting funds to be collected for their chance to access this unique treatment. Since the state, through legislative and other restrictions, can not support biotechnology in the treatment of wounded soldiers only hope for help lies with ordinary people.
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