An account by Professor and the patient’s testimony: medical evacuation from Cyprus to Israel following a severe traffic accident

iMER’s emergency MedEvac service

Background story of the case of a young patient who suffered in a severe traffic accident on Cyprus, told by one of iMER’s founders, Professor.

 

Elena suffered in an extremely dangerous traffic accident. She had severe traumas of her pelvis and abdominal organs. The young lady hemorrhaged internally; her face was mutilated by the shreds of shattered glass. Many of them penetrated deep into the tissues under the skin. Elena’s jaw was broken… Medical term for this is polytrauma – traumatic injury to several anatomical areas at the same time. Elena’s case was especially severe.

Modern medical technology allows us to stabilize a patient with polytrauma as fast as humanly possible, considering the specifics of each of the many injuries. Elena required, fist of all, superspecialized medical care in treatment of her pelvic injuries. In the past, this kind of treatment could only be carried out by means of extensive open surgery. However, today, due to modern technology and robotic surgery, we can stabilize pelvic injuries with minimally invasive interventions: installation of titanium implants and external fixation.

Elena’s family contacted us with a request to carry out emergency medical evacuation and deliver the young lady from Cyprus to Israel. In mere hours a MedEvac aircraft was ready and boarded by orthopedic surgeons and emergency care specialists. We had stabilized the patient before the take-off and transported her the the Hadassah MC, where she immediately had her surgery. Elena is a beautiful young woman whose health has been restored completely after her accident and injuries, which could have easily been fatal!

Below we provide an abstract from Elena’s letter:

iMER MedEvac service: patient's story

 

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