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Success! Ganesh from Nepal raised $579 to repair his fractured arm.

Ganesh
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Ganesh's treatment was fully funded on April 1, 2016.

Photo of Ganesh post-operation

May 2, 2016

Ganesh underwent successful treatment for his fractured arm.

After falling from over six feet and breaking his arm, our medical partner, Possible, was able to perform surgery to realign Ganesh’s arm and ensure proper healing. “Ganesh will be in bed rest for about two weeks after which he will have to do regular physiotherapy exercise to regain his mobility,” Possible details. “In about two months time, he will be up and about.”

Ganesh looks forward to getting back to his normal life, and has plans for his immediate recovery time. “I will try to study while I am home for the next two weeks. I hope my injury heals fast so that I can return to my normal life again,” he said.

After falling from over six feet and breaking his arm, our medical partner, Possible, was able to perform surgery to realign Ganesh's arm an...

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March 8, 2016

Ganesh is a 20-year-old college student who lives with his parents in Nepal. Committed to helping his family financially, Ganesh works full-time at a stone factory while pursuing his bachelor’s degree in business administration.

“Ganesh was working in the stone factory when he fell from a height of six feet and ended up fracturing his right arm,” our medical partner, Possible, tells us. “The area of injury has swollen considerably, and he is in a lot of pain.”

The injury has not only impacted Ganesh’s ability to work and attend school, but it has also limited his day-to-day activities. “Ganesh has not been able to do even his basic activities like eating, getting dressed, or using the washroom on his own since the accident,” says Possible.

Treatment for Ganesh is surgery in which his broken arm “will be aligned correctly and secured with the help of a plate to ensure it heals well,” explains Possible. $579 covers the cost of surgery for Ganesh as well as the costs of four nights in the hospital, X-rays, physiotherapy, medicine to relieve pain and prevent infection, and cast removal after his arm has healed.

“I have a lot of responsibilities,” shares Ganesh. “I wish for my arm to be fixed soon so that I can go back to work once it heals.”

Ganesh is a 20-year-old college student who lives with his parents in Nepal. Committed to helping his family financially, Ganesh works full-...

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Ganesh's Timeline

  • March 8, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • March 9, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Ganesh received 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.

  • March 28, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ganesh's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 1, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Ganesh's treatment was fully funded.

  • May 2, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Ganesh's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 23 donors

Funded by 23 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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