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Kismat from Nepal raised $541 to fund fracture repair.

Kismat
100%
  • $541 raised, $0 to go
$541
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Kismat's treatment was fully funded on August 31, 2017.

Photo of Kismat post-operation

March 7, 2017

Kismat received successful 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.

Kismat’s mother says, “I am so happy seeing my son’s hand normal.”

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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February 26, 2017

Kismat lives with his parents and siblings in Nepal. He used to enjoy feeding himself and dressing independently. However, since his fall from the porch of his house, he has been unable to do these things. His left hand is swollen, and he is in a lot of pain.

Kismat needs to undergo surgical repair of his fractured hand. He visited our medical partner’s care center, Bayalpata Hospital, where his doctors scheduled a surgery for February 27. Now, his family needs help to pay for this $541 procedure.

Kismat’s mother says, “I am very happy that Kismat’s treatment is happening in this hospital.”

Kismat lives with his parents and siblings in Nepal. He used to enjoy feeding himself and dressing independently. However, since his fall fr...

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Kismat's Timeline

  • February 26, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • February 27, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Kismat 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 1, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Kismat's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 7, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Kismat. Read the update.

  • August 31, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Kismat's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 10 donors

Funded by 10 donors

Treatment
Advanced Ortho - Fracture II
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $541 for Kismat'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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