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Yuvraj from Nepal raised $224 to treat his broken elbow.

Yuvraj
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Yuvraj's treatment was fully funded on November 26, 2015.

Photo of Yuvraj post-operation

December 18, 2015

Yuvraj received treatment for his broken elbow.

After falling from a truck and sustaining a fractured elbow, Yuvraj underwent surgery to reposition the bone. He is now beginning physiotherapy.

Our medical partner, Possible, tells us, “Within a month’s time Yuvraj will be able to do all that he could before. The pain and swelling will subside within three weeks and with some physiotherapy he will get all his movement back.”

Yuvraj’s uncle shares, “I was afraid whether his elbow could be fixed, it’s a relief that with everyone’s help, his treatment was successful.”

After falling from a truck and sustaining a fractured elbow, Yuvraj underwent surgery to reposition the bone. He is now beginning physiother...

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November 15, 2015

Meet Yuvraj, a six year-old boy from Nepal. “Yuvraj’s father works in Qatar to make ends meet for his family back home. And his mother looks after the family of four - his grandparents, his uncle and himself,” says our medical partner, Possible. Yuvraj is in kindergarten and enjoys playing with his friends and listening to stories.

“Yuvraj was playing on the back of a truck when he lost his balance and fell down, fracturing his right elbow. He has been in immense pain since then and his hand has considerably swollen too,” says Possible.

In the area of Nepal where Possible works, getting proper care outside of a hospital is difficult for patients with fractures. In these areas, there are not enough people or equipment to provide proper first aid.

For $224, we can fund a treatment that will heal Yuvraj’s fracture. The treatment will ensure that Yuvraj’s bones are aligned correctly, and a plaster cast will allow the fracture to heal properly. Within a month’s time, he will be able to do all the activities he was doing before. The success rates for this treatment are nearly 100 percent.

Let’s help Yuvraj get back to good health and fund this treatment. “Yuvraj has been badly injured, I am worried if his treatment will be successful,” says his uncle.

Meet Yuvraj, a six year-old boy from Nepal. “Yuvraj's father works in Qatar to make ends meet for his family back home. And his mother looks...

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Yuvraj's Timeline

  • November 15, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Yuvraj was submitted by Subeksha Poudel, Crowdfunding Associate at Possible, our medical partner in Nepal.

  • November 16, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Yuvraj received treatment at Bayalpata Hospital. Medical partners often provide care to patients accepted by Watsi before those patients are fully funded, operating under the guarantee that the cost of care will be paid for by donors.

  • November 25, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Yuvraj's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 26, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Yuvraj's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 18, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Yuvraj. Read the update.

Funded by 3 donors

Funded by 3 donors

Treatment
Advanced Ortho - Fracture I
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

​What kinds of symptoms do patients experience before receiving treatment?

Symptoms include pain, swelling, disfigurement, and loss of limb function.

​What is the impact on patients’ lives of living with these conditions?

Children cannot write, bathe, play, or attend school. Mothers cannot work in the field or look after their children and homes. Fathers cannot work.

What cultural or regional factors affect the treatment of these conditions?

Our medical partner, Possible, manages healthcare in Achham, a district in Nepal characterized by rugged hills. People often fracture their hands and legs while walking through the steep slopes. In addition, many people make a living by farming or cattle rearing. They may be injured while cutting fodder for their animals or picking fruits from the trees. When parents are working and young children are left on their own, those children may hurt themselves. Finally, visibility is low at night, so people may fall and sustain fractures.

  • Process
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Risks and side-effects
  • Accessibility
  • Alternatives

What does the treatment process look like?

After an injury, a patient generally takes two to eight hours to travel to Bayalpata Hospital. The patient is seen first at the emergency department. From there, the patient is sent to the procedure room, where doctors perform a fracture reduction if necessary and apply a Plaster of Paris cast. The patient is observed for four hours and discharged.

What is the impact of this treatment on the patient’s life?

The patient is relieved of pain. In the short term, the patient will experience limited mobility due to the cast. This treatment eliminates the patient's risk of complications from the fracture.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

There is always a risk that the bones do not align properly.

How accessible is treatment in the area? What is the typical journey like for a patient to receive care?

Before they reach the hospital, patients often do not receive proper care or first aid. Patients who have to travel longer distances will visit a government health facility before the journey to receive first aid, splints, or slings.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

There are not many alternatives to this treatment.

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