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Success! Niraj from Nepal raised $541 to fund a wrist fracture repair.

Niraj
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  • $541 raised, $0 to go
$541
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$0
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Fully funded
Niraj's treatment was fully funded on August 31, 2017.

Photo of Niraj post-operation

August 7, 2017

Niraj underwent a wrist fracture repair.

His fractured bones were aligned correctly and secured. Doctors have suggested two weeks of bedrest while he recovers from the operation. Medication will help him control post-surgery pain.

Niraj’s father says, “I am so happy with the hospital for Niraj’s successful treatment.”

His fractured bones were aligned correctly and secured. Doctors have suggested two weeks of bedrest while he recovers from the operation. Me...

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May 15, 2017

Niraj is a playful seven-year-old boy from Nepal.

One day, while playing with friends, Niraj fell and landed on his left hand. As a result of his fall, his hand is swollen and he experiences pain.

Fortunately, Niraj was able to travel six hours away with his father to receive medical attention at our medical partner’s hospital, Bayalpata Hospital. The procedure will take place on June 16 and cost $541.

With this surgery, Niraj will be pain free and be able to return to school and normal life as a young boy.

Niraj is a playful seven-year-old boy from Nepal. One day, while playing with friends, Niraj fell and landed on his left hand. As a resu...

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Niraj's Timeline

  • May 15, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Niraj was submitted by Dharma Raj Kadayat, Crowdfunding Associate at Possible, our medical partner in Nepal.

  • May 16, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Niraj 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.

  • August 03, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Niraj's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 07, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Niraj's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • August 31, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Niraj's treatment was fully funded.

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Treatment
Advanced Ortho - Fracture II
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $541 for Niraj's treatment
Hospital Fees
$154
Medical Staff
$3
Medication
$54
Supplies
$95
Labs
$64
Radiology
$7
Other
$164
  • 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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