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Vitalii, 26 years old, Odessa city

wounded near Savur-Mohyla (high-explosive consequences of combat injure)

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Vitalii, 26 years old, Odessa city

wounded near Savur-Mohyla (high-explosive consequences of combat injure)

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Injured

Vitalii, 26 years, soldier of 28th Guards mechanised brigade, he was wounded on August 14, 2014 near Savur-Mohyla village (Donetsk region.).Без имени

Injure

Left leg: high-explosive consequences of combat injure

  • incorrectly united fracture of the left tibia on the edge of middle and lower thirds with varus and antecurvation deformity
  • varus deformity of the left foot with severe pain syndrome.

Course of injury in the event of non-use of cellular technology: 1.5 year passed from the date of injury, but the soldier still cannot fully load his leg – he is concerned about the severe pain and edema in the area of the lower leg and foot. In addition injured foot of the soldier is a few centimeters shorter due to significant distortions. The soldier needs to overgo several operations to help restore the natural state of the foot and lower leg, and the soldier will live a full life.

Required treatment: reconstructive and restorative treatment of leg and foot, which helps return his leg function to the uttermost.

Cost of treatment with Medical Center discount 36%: 347 260 UAH

Detailed costs for diagnosis and treatment:

  • Examination and expert advice for treatment (study of cells, blood, urine, control X-rays, EKG, etc.) – 14 155 UAH
  • Fence fragment of the fibula bone marrow and red (discount 40%) – 16 350 UAH
  • Periosteal cells 20 million (discount 30%) – 28 000
  • MSCs from bone marrow, 60 million (30% discount) – 64 400
  • The total cost of reconstructive and restorative treatment (40% discount) – 177 434

More information about the wounded

Vitalii is a soldier of 28th Guards mechanized brigade (Odessa). He was wounded on August 14, 2014 near Savur-Mohyla. At the time of a heavy mortar attack the tank, where Vitalii was, fell from the road bridge. Hero injured left leg (foot and lower leg) and abdomen. One of his blood brothers who was in the tank – died.

After the injure Vitalii was treated in the field hospital in Rozivtsi. Then he was sent to Kiev, and then – to Odessa, where mainly lower leg soft tissue was treated. He has undergone 6 operations on the leg.

In November 2014 in hospital he underwent plastics and Ilizarov apparatus mounting. Then Vitalii received 3rd disability status and was dismissed from the Armed Forces of Ukraine as unfit for service. Since that soldier has being suffered by persistent pain in the foot and lower leg after an hour of walk. In evenings foot greatly swells. He was advised to seek the assistance of a social project “Biotech Rehabilitation of the Injured” by volunteer Olga Dombrovska from Odessa hospital.

Vitalii is a professional soldier, took five years of service immediately after the Army. He joined ATO at the beginning – in March 2014. He participated in the battles of Krasnodon, Heorhiiivka, Savur-Mohyla.

Vitalii lives in Odessa. It is interesting that before the war he was into professional sports – single combats. He played for the city team on championships. Let’s help the hero return to normal life!

Chronology of treatment

Extend the tendons

September of 2017

He was performed a surgery on the foot – tenolysis (release of tendons from scarring), as well as the first stage of extension of the Achilles tendon using the method of Ilizarov

Operation on a tendon

May of 2017

The purpose of the operation – to extend flexor tendon of the toes that will significantly increase the amount of movement.

Recovery

October of 2016

Discontinued gypsum, soldier actively developed leg and returned to normal life

Control checks

July-October of 2016

control checks and tests, observations over the results of the bone restoration

Apparatus removal

August of 2016

Ilizarov apparatus removal, bandage deposition

2 Stage of treatment

May of 2016

insertion of 3D-gel with the chips of osteoplastic material and autologous stem cells into the places of bones defect

1 Stage of treatment

April of 2016

• Cellular material sampling of the red bone marrow from the iliac wing and the fragment of periosteum of the calf-bone
• tibial osteotomy
• focal perosseous osteosynthesis apparatus of rung type

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