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Success! Umesh from Nepal raised $195 to treat his fractured hand.

Umesh
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  • $195 raised, $0 to go
$195
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Umesh's treatment was fully funded on October 22, 2016.

Photo of Umesh post-operation

October 26, 2016

Umesh successfully received treatment for his fractured hand.

Umesh is doing great! His fractured bones were realigned correctly and secured in their right place. Post-surgery, Umesh is at home with his family resting. After a few weeks of resting, he’ll start physiotherapy to regain mobility, and will have to be careful and limit his mobility as he continues to heal. In time, he will be able to be active and sleep with ease. He will have no residual deformities.

Umesh says, “I am very happy and excited to go back home.”

Umesh is doing great! His fractured bones were realigned correctly and secured in their right place. Post-surgery, Umesh is at home with his...

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August 27, 2016

Umesh is an eighteen-year-old from Nepal who lives with his parents and siblings. His father runs a shop in the village and he supports his father in his work. His mother is responsible for grazing the cattle and looking after their farm.

It was a dark night when Umesh was walking down a flight of stairs. Suddenly, he tripped and fell on the ground, fracturing his left hand. He has been in so much pain since then, and had to take medication to control the pain. He has difficulty moving the injured hand and there is some swelling too.

Umesh’s family hired a jeep and took five hours to visit Bayalpata hospital, where Umesh will be fitted with a cast. After treatment, Umesh will have to do physiotherapy exercises to regain mobility of his hand.

“I would be happy if I get relieved from pain,” shares Umesh.

Umesh is an eighteen-year-old from Nepal who lives with his parents and siblings. His father runs a shop in the village and he supports his ...

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Umesh's Timeline

  • August 27, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Umesh was submitted by Dharma Raj Kadayat, Crowdfunding Associate at Possible.

  • August 28, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Umesh 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.

  • September 22, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Umesh's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 22, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Umesh's treatment was fully funded.

  • October 26, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Umesh's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 10 donors

Funded by 10 donors

Treatment
Advanced Ortho - Fracture I
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $195 for Umesh's treatment
Hospital Fees
$50
Medical Staff
$10
Medication
$5
Supplies
$42
Travel
$14
Labs
$20
Other
$54
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

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

Symptoms include pain, swelling, disfigurement, and loss of limb function.

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

Children cannot write, bathe, play, or attend school. Mothers cannot work in the field or look after their children and homes. Fathers cannot work.

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

Our medical partner, Possible, manages healthcare in Achham, a district in Nepal characterized by rugged hills. People often fracture their hands and legs while walking through the steep slopes. In addition, many people make a living by farming or cattle rearing. They may be injured while cutting fodder for their animals or picking fruits from the trees. When parents are working and young children are left on their own, those children may hurt themselves. Finally, visibility is low at night, so people may fall and sustain fractures.

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

What does the treatment process look like?

After an injury, a patient generally takes two to eight hours to travel to Bayalpata Hospital. The patient is seen first at the emergency department. From there, the patient is sent to the procedure room, where doctors perform a fracture reduction if necessary and apply a Plaster of Paris cast. The patient is observed for four hours and discharged.

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

The patient is relieved of pain. In the short term, the patient will experience limited mobility due to the cast. This treatment eliminates the patient's risk of complications from the fracture.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

There is always a risk that the bones do not align properly.

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 this treatment.

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