Battlefield surgery is a branch of clinical medicine that deals with the surgical care to victims of hostilities.
There is a war going on in Ukraine, as a result of which many servicemen and combatants are injured.
The Valikhnovski Surgery Institute in Kyiv, as a top medical institution in Ukraine, which provides highly specialized surgical care, performs a wide range of surgical interventions.
Combat surgical injury includes:
If necessary, the doctors consult people not only in Ukraine, but also in any country in the world, both in the clinic itself in Kyiv and online by prior appointment.
As a result of a combat injury, the following violations of the structure and activity of various organs and systems may occur that may cause a threat to life:
Primary diagnosis, first aid and, if necessary, and resuscitation are provided as soon as possible after getting an injury, and further surgical treatment is carried out at the stages of evacuation of wounded soldiers.
After healing of combat injuries, there may be residual changes in form of scars, muscle contracture, etc., and then correction of scar deformity, prosthetics, and other measures will be required to prevent deterioration and to restore activity.
The clinic of the Valikhnovski Surgery Institute in Kyiv is specialized in the following conditions resulting from a combat injury:
Hospitalization for the treatment of combat injuries and their consequences is indicated in those cases when it is not possible to limit yourself to outpatient surgical care.
Specialists of the clinic of Valikhnovski Surgery Institute in Kyiv perform various operations related to battlefield surgery:
Preparation for planned operations related to combat trauma, if possible, includes the general principles of preparation for surgical interventions:
The patient is either brought to the operating room on a gurney or escorted on foot. In the airlock room, a medical cap and shoe covers are put on (to prevent microorganisms from entering the air of the operating room).
Operations related to combat trauma are performed by an operational team of a certain composition, taking into account the specifics of each operation.
The patient is placed on the operating table (depending on the specifics of the operation, the position of the body may differ), fixed to it with special straps.
The anesthetist’s nurse performs a vein puncture on the hand, installs a catheter to administer the necessary drugs, installs electrodes on the body to monitor the electrical activity of the heart, puts a tonometer cuff on the shoulder, and a sensor to determine the oxygen content in the blood. All this is necessary for continuous monitoring of the body’s condition during anesthesia and surgery.
The further course of the operation depends on the specific task, the part of the body on which the intervention is carried out, corresponds to the features of the selected surgical tactics, technique, etc.
After surgery, the patient wakes up in the ward for postoperative observation. If necessary, oxygen can be supplied through a thin tube to provide the body with a sufficient amount of oxygen. The nurse will carefully monitor the condition of the body and, if necessary, apply drugs agreed with the doctor.
Before returning home, the doctor of our clinic will examine the postoperative sutures, agree on the tactics of further rehabilitation, and give additional advice.
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Combat surgical trauma includes combined injuries; gunshot injuries (bullet, shrapnel, mine-explosive injuries, explosive injuries) and non-fire injuries (non-fire mechanical injuries, non-fire wounds); damage by thermal (burns), chemical radiation and other impressive factors; combined injuries.
The duration of surgical treatment of shrapnel wounds of soft tissues depends on the nature, severity, location, number and type of shrapnel, etc. and lasts from a few minutes (for mild local damage) to several weeks and even months (in case of severe polytrauma).
Possible complications after battlefield surgery operations include bleeding and thrombosis, infectious and inflammatory conditions, postoperative defects, etc. Thoroughful preparation for the operation, highly qualified and experienced medical staff, modern high-tech equipment and coordinated work of the medical team and other staff of the clinic minimize the risk of complications.
Contraindications to surgical operation are conditions, the severity of which critically increases the risks of surgical treatment, for example, infectious, mental, gastrointestinal, diseases, etc.
Laser grinding of scars after trauma can be done after complete healing.
1. The entire range of services for the treatment of the consequences of a combat injury.
2. Cooperation with military hospitals of Ukraine and Europe.
3. Attracting funding from charitable funds for the treatment of the wounded.
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