Officer with the 39th Infantry Battalion, Roman was accepted into the Bioengineering Rehabilitation for Wounded project in June 2015 with a broken upper arm, which would not heal. Some three months after primary surgery on his arm the fighter is experiencing ongoing active processes at the site of the bone defect.
The first operation under the project was conducted on July 16, when cellular material was taken from soldier the external fixation apparatus on his arm was removed.
Two months later, on September 16, doctors performed a second procedure,during which 3D-chips of gel with osteoplastic material and autologous stem cells were introduced at the site of the injury and fixed with an LCP-type bone plate.
It should be noted during treatment, more problems were identified that required an additional operation to prevent fusion of his wrist.
Roman’s full treatment history can be found at this link.
In a control X-ray of Oleksandr’s leg, taken 1.5 months after primary surgery, doctors have concluded formation processes to the bone fractures in the talus and calcaneus bones are taking place.
Now Oleksandr will undergo another control X-ray (three months after surgery), followed by possible removal of the external fixation device.
About the fighter: Oleksandr a fighter with the 79th Brigade (from Mykolaiv). He was wounded June 26, 2014 near the border with the Russia Federation near the border crossing points of Izvaryne and Dovzhanskiy.
He received fractures of the talus and calcaneus bone, and subsequently underwent six operations in hospitals, but traditional treatments have not helped to restore the bone, and he was reliant on crutches to walk for a year. Eventually Odesa-based volunteer, Olha Dombrovskaya advised Oleksandr contact the social project Bioengineering Rehabilitation for Wounded.
His treatment as part of the project began on October 7, 2015, when the soldier completed sampling of cellular material, as well as opening and repositioning of the talus bone before fixation with an extrafocal spoke-type apparatus.
On December 2, 2015, the soldier underwent his primary surgery, doctors performed three procedures on the foot. They included: the introduction of 3D-gel chips of osteoplastic material and autologous stem cells at the site of the fracture of the talus, at the site of the calcaneus fracture and at the fusion of the ankle joint site.
For Oleksandr’s treatment history follow this link.