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Volodymyr, 37 years old, Lviv city

wounded near Popasna (defect of the tibia 10 cm, shortening of the leg)

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Volodymyr, 37 years old, Lviv city

wounded near Popasna (defect of the tibia 10 cm, shortening of the leg)



Volodymyr Struk, 37 years old, soldier of National Guard, wounded near Popasna.


Left leg:

  • defect of the left tibia 10 cm
  • shortening of the left leg up to 6 cm
  • varus and rotary deformityIMG_5478


Injury dynamics in case of no cell technology applied: Volodymyr is being treated for almost a year using conventional methods, but due to the significant bone defect (total defect is16 cm) and complications the leg has no support ability. In case of continued treatment in public institutions the leg will remain shorter by 6 cm, fibula bone, used to replace the tibial defect, remains a weak point of the leg – in 100% of cases a second fracture is possible. This can lead to disability, long term treatment and many complications.


Required treatment: reconstructive and restorative treatment of tibia using biotechnology to restore the support ability of leg and complete functioning.


The cost of treatment at a discount of medical center -43%: UAH 644 601


Itemized costs for diagnosis and treatment:

  1. Examination while treatment (therapy, orthopedics, bioinsurance) – UAH 39 244
  2. Collection of fibula and red bone marrow fragment (50% discount) – UAH 15 050
  3. Endothelial cells, 60 million cells (discount 40%) – UAH 62 400.
  4. Periosteal cells, 60 million (40% discount) – UAH 62 400 UAH.
  5. MSC from bone marrow, 200 million (40% discount) – UAH 145 200.
  6. Anesthesia (discount 15%) – UAH 5746
  7. Reconstructive-restorative treatment in hospital (50% discount) – UAH 281 859

More information about the wounded

Volodymyr is a soldier of National Guard who was wounded near Popasna Village. On June 19, 2015, when he performed combat missions on the checkpoint, the city was shelled by separatists hail from the city of Stakhanov and Pervomaysk. This happened at 6 am. The shell exploded three meters from Volodymyr, resulting in numerous shrapnel wounds of arms and legs. A civilian was also wounded who was nearby the checkpoint.

After first aid the soldier was transported to Popasna, and then he was treated in Artemivsk, Kharkiv and Lviv. During this period the soldier underwent 16 operations on his leg – first, the purulent wound was treated, then he had a device inserted and defect replaced with fibula, but due to the displaced bone he underwent several more operations. In order to help his soldier to recover his commander addressed the All-Ukrainian Volunteer Centre “People Project”. Then Volodymyr was examined at the ilaya medical center, where a decision was made to include him into a social project to help the soldier quickly recover to normal life.

Volodymyr is a native of Lviv. His wife and two children – 15-year-old Anna and 9-year-old Roman – are waiting for him at home. Before the war he worked in a security firm, and spent free time in the country cottage where grew vegetables and fruits with his family. In August 2014 Volodymyr was mobilized to ATO Zone – first, he defended the country in Debaltsevo and then was transferred to the district of Popasna.

Let’s help the hero to recover!

Chronology of treatment

Control checks

March of 2017 - May of 2018

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

3d Stage of treatment

February-March of 2017

• screw fragment was removed from the hip, which was previously stuck from the bone and caused pain and made it impossible to develop knee joint.
• performed tibia osteotomy
• mounted Ilizarov apparatus on his leg, by means of which the soldier will extend 6 cm of the bone

2nd Stage of treatment

October of 2016

displacement of the shin-bone defect with the insertion of the 3D-gel with the chips of osteoplastic material with the autologous stem cells

1nd Stage of treatment

June of 2016

• Cellular material sampling of the red bone marrow from the ilium and a fragment of the periosteum of the calf-bone
• stripping of the apparatus of external fixation
• preparation of the recipient bed, removal of dead cells of the bone

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