Doctors performed 10 operations to save the soldier’s leg from amputation

Doctors performed 10 operations to save the soldier’s leg from amputation

In Frankivsk, medics restored a soldier’s limb

KNP “Central City Clinical Hospital of Ivano-Frankivsk City Council”

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Petro Yablinchuk was wounded at the front at the beginning of the full-scale invasion. Doctors saved his limb from amputation for almost two years.

They performed more than 10 operations, told in the Central City Clinical Hospital of Ivano-Frankivsk.

“In 2022 I volunteered because I had combat experience. Before that, he was in the ATO for three years, but service in 2014-2017 is an easy walk“, – recalls Peter.

He was admitted to the hospital on March 13, 2022 – 3 days after being at the front. In Zhytomyr Oblast, he and his brothers were covered by an aircraft flight.

Doctors restored the soldier's limb for 2 years

Doctors restored the soldier’s limb for 2 years

Central City Clinical Hospital of Ivano-Frankivsk City Council

The soldier received a severe mine-explosive injury to his left leg. In such cases, it is often necessary to amputate the limb.

The back surface of the thigh, knees and lower legs were completely without skin and muscles. Since the artery was not damaged, the main goal of the doctors was to save the limb“, – says Stepan Zelyk, head of the Department of Traumatology, Orthopedics and Reconstructive and Plastic Surgery.

The patient had dead tissue removed many times, and skin plastic surgery was performed in several stages. Doctors note that the tissue defect was significant. The treatment was complicated by a large area of ​​infection that occurred due to a mine-explosive injury.

A combustiologist (burn surgeon) who understood the difference in the treatment of combat and civilian injuries joined in the treatment of military trauma.

At the end of March 2024, Peter was finally discharged from the hospital: his leg had completely healed.

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