In a few days the walls of The Ilaya Clinic will leave another patient of The Bioengineering Rehabilitation for Wounded Project. It is the fighter of the Separate Mechanized Brigade number 30 Andriy, who completed the basic course of the treatment. Few days before, the external fixation device, that helped to join the fracture of the tibia, was removed from his left leg. The Andriy’s horror lasted for more than 18 month because of the complexity of trauma and osteomyelitis, that forced him into thinking that his leg should be amputated. Only the cellular technology of The Ilaya Clinic allowed to restore the bone and gave the guy hope for normal life in future.
The optimism and power of will don’t leave Andriy even during the surgery
The Andriy’s leg is still in the rigid braces. To get back an opportunity to put the whole load of the weight of his body onto the new bone, which means to move properly, Andriy needs to go through the rehabilitation process, and literally learn to walk again. However, this is the part of the treatment, that such a strong soldier will definitely succeed in. With the help of the doctors and amount of money required for the treatment, collected as donations by the volunteers of The People’s Project under The Bioengineering Rehabilitation for Wounded Project, healing of Andriy became possible.
In three month after the surgery broken bone fused
Andriy received an injury in summer of 2014 near the Savur-Mohyla when debris hurt his legs. Until March of 2016 the man wandered the state and military hospitals and endured six surgeries. However, the severe fracture of the tibia was fused and the bone got infected by osteomyelitis. There was opened a question about the amputation, when Zhytomyr volunteer Olesya Todorovyc saved Andriy. She persuaded the man to use his last chance, and turned to The Bioengineering Rehabilitation for Wounded Project for help. The first medical invasion at The Ilaya Clinic began with the dismantling of the Ilizarov apparatus and cleaning of the gangrenous areas of the bone. The treatment of the osteomyelitis significantly delayed the healing process because of the repeated bone cleanings. Only after the infection has been successfully cured, Andriy’s wounds were filled with special medical gel saturated with his own stem cells. And now, after three months after the surgery, the fracture that was not cured for 18 month recovered into a monolithic bone.
And from now on new life begins
It is really sad, but many other wounded defenders of Ukraine are in a need of the unique high-tech treatment. And the problem is that the state budget does not finance the treatment like that. Even though The Ilaya Clinic treats such patients with no extra charge, taking into the account only the cost of the medical supplies, it is still too much to pay for families of Ukrainian defenders alone. The only chance for the recovery for wounded Ukrainian soldiers are the donations made through The People’s Project. We and our patients are extremely grateful to each and everyone, whose contributions within The Bioengineering Rehabilitation for Wounded Project helped injured defenders to recover step by step.