15 year old Mo Hgoug recieved severe injuries whilst running from a helicopter attack in Gaza in 2008. Shrapnel tore open his leg and shattered his bone. Recently Mo has recieved expert surgery and rehabilitation care from MiST medics. He underwent complex surgery, involving the application of the first Taylo Spatial Frame in Palestine.
Six months of focused rehabilitation, and Mo can now be found playing football at school in Khan Younis in the south of Gaza. He hopes to be a surgeon one day.
Mo suffered an open communited fracture of the midshaft tibia with gross contamination and displacement. Mo was not hopeful of a full recovery, but after conversations and follow up care with surgeons he gained confidence.
The success of Ilizarov is directly proportional to the dedication of the patient. A motivated patient like Mo, can see remarkable results.
Each strut of the frame has a number, small adjustments of 1mm are prescribed daily, helping align the bone. Mo has shown considerable strength and follow an intense regime of physio, which has helped him make a full recovery.
Significantly, the ankle and knee now align. Although there is now a slight bow remaining in the bone.
Mo gave the surgeon a mini Koran as a gift, Mos’ Mother bestowed a thousand hugs!