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Surgeons will return the SVO fighter to the ranks with a new face

Military doctors in the Crimea were able not only to save the soldier's life after a massive mine-explosive wound to the head, but also immediately carried out the whole range of urgent measures in order to restore some of his vital functions in the future.

Military doctors in the Crimea were able not only to save the soldier’s life after a massive mine-explosive wound to the head, but also immediately carried out the whole range of urgent measures in order to restore some of his vital functions in the future.

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“A patient in serious condition was admitted to us from the zone of a special military operation with a diagnosis of explosive trauma, acute bleeding, avulsion of the upper and lower jaws with a defect in the larynx,” the senior intern of the department of maxillofacial surgery of the Naval Clinical Hospital of the Ministry of Defense of Russia lists the actually fatal diagnoses. captain of the medical service Stanislav Latukha.

Military doctors in the Crimea were able not only to save the soldier’s life after a massive mine-explosive wound to the head, but also immediately carried out the whole range of urgent measures in order to restore some of his vital functions in the future. To restore the function of speech, swallowing and breathing, prosthetics of the larynx, plastic surgery of the nose, mouth, hard and soft palate were performed, and the tongue was modeled so that sensitivity would return to it after healing.

But what to do next when a fighter has lost a significant part of the bones of the skull and both jaws?

From the Crimea, the warrior was taken to Moscow to the maxillofacial surgeons and dentists of the Main Military Clinical Hospital. N. N. Burdenko, who will make him a few more recovery operations.

– As a result of the injury, the patient developed a defect in both jaws, lips, floor of the mouth, right cheek and submandibular region on the right, a fracture of the right zygomatic-orbital complex with displacement. Now it is important to return the serviceman to a normal social life, – shows on the tablet a 3-D model of the future face of a serviceman, head of the Center for Maxillofacial Surgery and Dentistry of the GVKG named after N.N.

On a three-dimensional model, a plan for the reconstruction of the skull. On it you can see titanium plates that will hold smaller bones reconstructed by doctors.

– To create a new jaw, it was planned to use a fibula graft, a three-dimensional model of which was moved to the defect in the lower jaw and bent in accordance with the contours of the “donor” jaw. After that, a model of an individual titanium reconstructive plate was created, which was then printed on a 3-D printer, explains Tereshchuk.

The surgeons also created an implant in the area of ​​the bottom of the orbit anew. When set in place, it will support the eye. After that, the warrior will undergo aesthetic correction of the face, and dental implants will be installed.

“Thanks to the professionalism of military surgeons, the soldier will be adapted in society, he will be able to talk, eat, speak, facial expressions will be preserved. Moreover, after a full recovery of health, a serviceman, if he wishes, will even be able to continue military service, ”the Russian Defense Ministry said.

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