The main treatment period of one of the youngest and most difficult cases faced by our Bioegineering Rehabilitation for Wounded project is complete. Viktor, who is now little more than 21, has been sent home to recover from surgery performed in the iLaya clinic.
Viktor volunteered to go to war and fought for a year. He was wounded in the spring of 2015 near Donetsk Airport when a mortar exploded near him. As a result the fighter received numerous wounds to the left side of his body, including the traumatic amputation of his arm from the elbow and and injuries to his thigh and lower leg. On top of serious fractures, bone infection set in. Finally, the total defect area of the two major bones of the leg was about 15 centimeters.
Specialists from the iLaya clinic were alongside Viktor from the start of treatment. Together with doctors from Kyiv military hospital, they performed several complex operations and somewhat stabilized Viktor’s condition. The capabilities of state-funded doctors had reached their limits – they continued to suggest amputation with minimal chances of prosthetics.
It was at this stage Viktor’s further treatment went high-tech. The People’s Project collected the required amount of donations as part of the project Bioengineering Rehabilitation for Wounded and paid for treatment. Specialists at iLaya clinic took Viktor’s cellular material and fixed it at the site of the fractures and and bone fragments were grown as needed. On August 10 Viktor underwent the final operation, during which the newly grown bone fragments were set in place. He was then sent home for further recovery. Given the performance of Viktor, he has great chances of a full recovery. The next time Viktor will meet with doctors is for a routine examination.
Unfortunately, Viktor is not the last of Ukraine’s wounded defenders who needs our and your help. We continue to raise funds for the project Bioengineering Rehabilitation for Wounded, to give other wounded soldiers a chance to recieve this unique treatment.
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