Urgent needsNews

Modular external fixators

Price per item: from $1,000

Amount: 7,000

If crowdfunding will not reach it's goal until 20/07/22 collected funds will be transferred to the NBU account

Problem:

‘Grad’, ‘Smerch’, ‘Uragan’, cluster mines, ballistic missiles and high-explosive shells — these are all things that Russian soldiers continue to use against the peaceful population of Ukraine. Some of these weapons are prohibited by international humanitarian law, since they cause excessive damage and have selective use.

The usage of this weaponry has been repeatedly documented in Mykolaiv, Kharkiv, Odessa, Vinnytsia, and other population centers. The biggest threat lies in the fact that mines and projectiles remain dangerous for a long time and can cause serious injury, or even death.

“Our hospital frequently has to treat patients with heavy injuries, such as mine-explosive injuries, complex gunshot fractures, multiple limb injuries,” says traumatologist of the Zaporizhzhya Regional Clinical Hospital, Vladyslav Ivankov.

According to his calculations, since the start of the invasion, this hospital alone deals with hundreds of patients with such injuries on a monthly basis, all of whom require medical aid and ensuring their wounds heal properly.

“If it’s a fracture, it’s important to stabilize it with an external fixation apparatus. We can’t put metal plates or rods into the bone immediately,” explains Vladyslav Ivankov.

First things first, the doctors reposition the fractured bone, apply an external fixator and then treat the wound itself. On average, the recovery process takes between 3 weeks and 2 months. Not providing help in a timely manner can result in the loss of he limb/amputation.

Due to the increasing amounts of injured victims, Ukrainian hospitals are in dire need of modular external fixators.

Help us cover this need and purchase 7,000 such apparatuses.

 

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