Dear friends, we’ve got some good news about Volodymyr, the patient of the Bioengineering Rehabilitation for Wounded project. That’s right, this is the same Volodymyr who has been undergoing complicated restoration of the foot for a long time. The man struck a landmine near the village of Vodyane in 2015. The blast heavily injured the leg and torn off the heel bone. Doctors were unable to heal such severe wounds, so they stabilized Volodymyr’s leg and sent the guy to undergo treatment in Germany. Still foreign medics proved helpless as well, because the maximum the modern medicine is able to provide, is plain compensation of the defect by means of special orthopedic apparatuses. So the man was left to face his troubles on his own: the leg that remained non-supportive, didn’t allow to walk and hurt him.
Volodymyr’s foot before and after treatment: the difference is obvious!
Meanwhile, doctors of the Biotech volunteer medical project stumbled upon Volodymyr’s case. After certain period of time, they cultivated the culture out of Volodymyr’s own stem cells, filled a special bone matrix with it and implanted it into the damaged area. Later, the doctors performed a number of reconstructive surgeries, compensated the soft tissue defects and virtually restored the natural shape of Volodymyr’s foot. Over time, they worked on his tendons, too, for the man to be able to move and use the restored leg in full.
Lately, just a couple of days ago, Volodymyr has got his gypsum cast that protected his foot during the healing process, removed from his leg. Now the man has to start walking on his own feet, exposing the restored leg to more workload to get it back to habitual mode of functioning.
In a few minutes, this gypsum is to be removed
The full course of Volodymyr’s treatment has been paid for at the expense of volunteers: People’s Project raised the necessary sum of over 800 thousand hryvnias, accumulated thanks to charitable donations, and spent it for the guy’s restoration. Traditionally, the state preferred to stay away from supporting wounded fighters’ treatment. Despite the fact that together we managed to restore Volodymyr’s leg, – there are more wounded fighters who similarly need our assistance. That’s why we urge you to participate in the Biotech’s future activities, as it is just your contributions that enable getting heavily wounded fighters back to complete life and forget their looming disability.