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Success! Bharat from Nepal raised $579 for surgery to remove an implant in his leg.

Bharat
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$579
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$0
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Fully funded
Bharat's treatment was fully funded on April 10, 2016.

Photo of Bharat post-operation

June 28, 2016

Bharat underwent surgery to remove the implant in his leg.

Bharat’s surgery was a success. The implant was removed from his leg, and after ten days of bed rest, he is feeling much better. He is expected make a full recovery and regain full function of his leg.

“I’m glad I did not have to rest as much as I had to post my initial surgery,” Bharat shared. “I am keen to resume my work in the field.”

Bharat's surgery was a success. The implant was removed from his leg, and after ten days of bed rest, he is feeling much better. He is expe...

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March 19, 2016

30-year-old Bharat lives in Nepal with his wife and two daughters. He and his wife work as farmers, and in his free time Bharat likes to sing and share stories with his two young daughters.

A year ago, Bharat fractured his leg. “He was bathing in the outdoor tap when he slipped on the mossy floor,” reports our medical partner, Possible. Fortunately, Bharat was able to receive surgery, and doctors used an implant to keep his left femur bones properly aligned while they healed. “He did a lot of physiotherapy exercise and no longer has difficulty doing basic activities,” Possible explains.

Although Bharat has regained function of his leg, walking long distances still causes him pain. For $579, surgeons will remove the implant in his leg so that Bharat can fully complete his recovery. Then he will be able to return home with full use of his leg.

“I’d like my surgery to go well so that I can return to my work,” shares Bharat.

30-year-old Bharat lives in Nepal with his wife and two daughters. He and his wife work as farmers, and in his free time Bharat likes to sin...

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Bharat's Timeline

  • March 19, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • March 20, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Bharat 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.

  • April 7, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Bharat's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 10, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Bharat's treatment was fully funded.

  • June 28, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Bharat's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 10 donors

Funded by 10 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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