Bohdan's Medical Fund

Bohdan was diagnosed with bilateral congenital hip dysplasia, 4th stage, when he was 1.5 months old. He received his initial treatment in Ternopil (UKRAINE) – Frejka pillow and exercises.
When he was 7months old he spent 3 weeks in a cast after bilateral non-surgical correction with anesthesia. In a month one joint popped out and he went through manual correction without anesthesia. In a month time both joints popped out again. When in hospital again he started suffering from severe allergy and was sent home. When he was 1 year and 4 months he had to go through manual correction – both joints were fixed again – he had to stay in cast for 6 months this time but doctors were concerned with him not being able to grow healthy ligaments around the bone. He started learning to walk when he was 2 years and 9 months old.
Now he is 3 years and 6 months and still needs another surgery – the Salter osteotomy. This procedure is performed when the socket doesn’t sit on top of the ball at the top of the thigh bone. The pelvic bone is cut and the entire socket is rotated into a better position on top of the femoral head after the hip is reduced into the socket. First only one leg can be operated on, in 2 weeks the other one. Recovery time, will take 1 month, he needs to stay in capital city of Kiev. After that he will need to stay in bed at home in Ternopil for 2 months returning back to Kiev for X-rays and manual therapy – rehabilitation will take at least 6 months.
Once he is done with the second leg, braces can be surgically removed in 12 months (3d surgery).

  • Dina Adilbekova  
    • $20 
    • 38 mos
  • Veronika Ratova  
    • $20 
    • 40 mos
  • Olga Stasiuk 
    • $10 
    • 43 mos
  • Roman Umailo 
    • $20 
    • 44 mos
  • Oleksandr Medykovskyi 
    • $20 
    • 44 mos
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