USE OF NATO STANDARDS FOR REHABILITATION OF MILITARY SERVICEMENTS WITH AMPUTATED LIMBS

  • О.N. Volianskyi
  • A.Yu. Kich
  • V.V. Korchenok

Abstract

21 servicemen with amputated limbs who participated in military operations in the East of Ukraine were examined. The organization of the rehabilitation process and evaluation of its effectiveness is examined on a separate example of serviceman S., aged 36, who was amputated as a result of a mine explosion injury by the left lower limb at the level of the upper third of the shin. It is shown that a comprehensive approach to the rehabilitation of this combatant with the use of advanced technologies that are available
in NATO countries has made it possible to eliminate pain syndrome, reduce stump edema, increase muscle strength and volume of movements in the left knee joint, perform prosthetics and prosthesis, which in turn has improved mobility and increased functional independence of the patient. It was established that the development of an individual plan for the rehabilitation of servicemen with amputated limbs, with identification of problematic issues and the setting of specific goals, on the one hand enhances the patient’s motivation and responsibility in achieving them, and on the other, improves the quality control of rehabilitation activities. The results of the research show that the use of NATO standards and the organization of the rehabilitation process for servicemen through the involvement of a multidisciplinary team of specialists will help improve the existing
system of providing medical assistance to combatants with amputated limbs, accelerate prosthetics, assimilate the prosthesis and return them to active life 

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Published
2019-07-01
How to Cite
VolianskyiО., Kich, A., & Korchenok, V. (2019). USE OF NATO STANDARDS FOR REHABILITATION OF MILITARY SERVICEMENTS WITH AMPUTATED LIMBS. Ukrainian Journal of Military Medicine, 19(2), 78-86. Retrieved from https://ujmm.org.ua/index.php/journal/article/view/78