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Success! Htin from Burma raised $1,500 to fund fracture repair surgery.

Htin
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$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Htin's treatment was fully funded on August 8, 2018.

Photo of Htin post-operation

July 5, 2018

Htin underwent fracture repair surgery.

Since undergoing surgery, Htin’s pain has disappeared. His arm is still in the cast, but has already regained some of his previous abilities.

Htin said, “I am just a motorbike taxi driver now, but I would like to be a car taxi driver in the future. I plan to learn to drive and then buy a car. But, until I can drive again, I will open a betel nut shop to make some money.”

Since undergoing surgery, Htin’s pain has disappeared. His arm is still in the cast, but has already regained some of his previous abilities...

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June 18, 2018

Htin is a 52-year-old man from Burma. He is a motorbike taxi driver, and he lives with his wife and two daughters. He is the sole earner for his family.

Early this month, Htin got into a motorcycle accident while he was riding. Currently, he experiences pain in his right elbow and pinky finger, which were both fractured in the accident. He also scraped his leg in the accident, which causes some discomfort as well.

With the help of our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, Htin will undergo surgery to reset his fractured bones and ensure proper healing. The procedure is scheduled for June 19 and will cost $1,500. After surgery, Htin will be able to do his job a again and can support his family financially.

He says, “If it had been my left hand, I would not have considered surgery, but I need my right arm in order to do my job. It is just important for me to get back to work.”

Htin is a 52-year-old man from Burma. He is a motorbike taxi driver, and he lives with his wife and two daughters. He is the sole earner for...

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Htin's Timeline

  • June 18, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Htin was submitted by Bue Wah Say, Project Officer at Burma Children Medical Fund, our medical partner in Burma.

  • June 18, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Htin's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 20, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Htin received treatment at Mae Sot General 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.

  • July 05, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Htin's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • August 08, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Htin's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 33 donors

Treatment
ORIF
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

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

The patient has broken bones and experiences pain and swelling.

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

The patient will experience decreased mobility. He or she will not be able to do normal daily activities.

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

Many people in remote areas try to fix broken legs and arms by themselves. They also visit spiritual healers or traditional massagers. Sometimes, broken bones heal in incorrect positions.

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

What does the treatment process look like?

After a series of x-rays, the doctor decides to perform fracture repair surgery.

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

Healing takes time. When the bones have completely healed, patients will resume their normal activities without pain or swelling.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

Potential side effects include allergic response, infection, malignancy, and osteoporosis.

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

Many of our medical partner's patients live in remote areas. They cannot afford or access treatment because it is only available in large cities.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

There are no alternatives. If the broken bones are not fixed, the patient will spend his or her life in pain. Decreased mobility will cause the patient to require help from others.

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