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As two friends from the United States were rock climbing in the vicinity of Nalchik in Russia, Andrew Eric Walden fell down a cliff and hit the ground 18 m below. Although the emergency services have immediately arrived and transferred him to a local hospital, fearing his chances for a full recovery are low, Andrew took his friends’ advice to come to Acıbadem Hospital. So, the Acıbadem International Patient Services sent an air ambulance and transported him to the hospital. After the initial full body scan, numerous fractures and dislocated joints were observed all over Andrew’s body.

His doctors diagnosed a talus fracture, radial shaft fracture, dislocated wrist, maxillary-mandibular fracture and a nasal fracture. After the diagnosis, a meticulous surgery plan was prepared. He was first operated for the fracture in his heel, followed by his wrist and finally his chin and cheek bone. Within 2 months, Andrew’s fractures were healed, his mimics had returned and he was able to eat as good as before. As he was leaving our hospital, he said:

“The process I have been through in here was superb. Of course I wish that I had only come here as a visitor; but that’s the way life goes. I appreciate all your help, politeness, generosity, professionalism and care. I wouldn’t be able to recover without all these. I also want to thank God for healing me and I praise God for the help your employees provided to me. Thank you and please keep on helping people…”

Andrew’s fellow climber Jonny Bennett also came to Acıbadem Hospital as his companion and was on Andrew’s side throughout his recovery period. When the care, experience and discipline of the Acıbadem team gained his trust, he also decided to have septoplasty surgery. Jonny also says:

“The nurses and doctors were all very friendly and very professional and knowledgeable. I felt that the level of care was at least as good, if not better than what we have in America.”

“The nurses and doctors were all very friendly and very professional and knowledgeable. I felt that the level of care was at least as good, if not better than what we have in America.”

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