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Bindra from Nepal raised $579 to treat her fractured right hand.

Bindra
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  • $579 raised, $0 to go
$579
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$0
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Fully funded
Bindra's treatment was fully funded on May 17, 2016.
November 9, 2016

Bindra did not receive treatment as expected.

Unfortunately, Bindra did not return to our medical partner for her scheduled treatment. Should she return in the future, she will be re-eligible for Watsi funding.

Unfortunately, Bindra did not return to our medical partner for her scheduled treatment. Should she return in the future, she will be re-eli...

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April 28, 2016

65-year-old Bindra was walking down a flight of stairs when she tripped and fell on the ground, fracturing her right hand. Some villages in her region of Nepal do not have electricity, and such accidents in the evenings are a common occurrence.

Bindra lives with her eldest son, her daughter-in-law and grandchildren. The rest of her family has settled in India to make a living. At home, Bindra is responsible for grazing the cattle and looking after her young grandchildren. She is unable to afford the $579 treatment cost, which will ease her pain and allow her to regain use of her hand.

“I hope to be cured soon,” Bindra said.

65-year-old Bindra was walking down a flight of stairs when she tripped and fell on the ground, fracturing her right hand. Some villages in ...

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Bindra's Timeline

  • April 28, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Bindra was submitted by Subeksha Poudel, Crowdfunding Associate at Possible.

  • April 29, 2016
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Bindra was scheduled to receive treatment at Bayalpata Hospital in Nepal. 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.

  • May 7, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Bindra's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 9, 2016
    FUNDING ENDED

    Bindra is no longer raising funds.

  • November 9, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Bindra's treatment did not happen. Read the update.

Funded by 21 donors

Funded by 21 donors

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

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

Patients have open wounds with protruding bones. The injured area will be tender and swollen.

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

Patients are in a lot of pain. They cannot stand or walk properly. They cannot go to school, perform daily household activities, or help their families. In some cases, patients experience severe blood loss, leading to hypovolemic shock, which can be fatal.

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

Fractures are common around the world. However, due to the inaccessibility and expense of healthcare, treatment can be more complex in Nepal because patients often wait a long time before seeking care.

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

What does the treatment process look like?

The patient undergoes a surgery to align the bone, secure it with plates or pins, and close the wound.

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

The patient will rest for a few months and then will do physiotherapy to regain mobility. After one to two months, the patient can slowly return to his or her normal, daily activities.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

The risk of nonunion is higher for more severe fractures. The patient will also face a poorer prognosis if he or she delays before seeking treatment.

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 treatment.

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