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Success! U Aung from Burma raised $1,500 to fund hip replacement surgery.

U Aung
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
U Aung's treatment was fully funded on January 30, 2018.

Photo of U Aung post-operation

November 15, 2017

U Aung underwent hip replacement surgery.

He is no longer in pain, and he will be doing physiotherapy exercises. He will soon undergo the same surgery on his other hip.

U Aung says, “My hope of survival is given back through BCMFs’ donors.”

He is no longer in pain, and he will be doing physiotherapy exercises. He will soon undergo the same surgery on his other hip. U Aung sa...

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October 12, 2017

U Aung is 41 years old. He lives with his wife and three children in Burma. He works as a day laborer loading rice packages.

In early 2016, U Aung started to experience discomfort and some pain in his groin whilst loading the rice packages. He finds it difficult to bend his knees.

A month ago, he visited a hospital, where he was diagnosed with avascular necrosis of the hip. The doctor explained that he would need surgery but U Aung could not afford it.

Fortunately, U Aung found out about our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF). He was told he would need hip replacement surgery.

Our medical partner, BCMF, is requesting $1,500 to fund U Aung’s surgery, scheduled for October 12.

U Aung is 41 years old. He lives with his wife and three children in Burma. He works as a day laborer loading rice packages. In early 2...

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U Aung's Timeline

  • October 12, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    U Aung was submitted by Ma Tu, Senior Project Officer at Burma Children Medical Fund, our medical partner in Burma.

  • October 12, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    U Aung received treatment at Yangon Orthopaedic 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.

  • October 20, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    U Aung's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 15, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    U Aung's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • January 30, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    U Aung's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 28 donors

Funded by 28 donors

Treatment
Hip Replacement
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $2,000 for U Aung's treatment
Subsidies fund $500 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$0
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$0
Supplies
$2,000
Travel
$0
Labs
$0
Radiology
$0
Other
$0
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

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

Patients may need a hip replacement to treat broken bones, a dislocated hip, pain, or swelling.

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

Patients will experience a decrease in mobility and will not be able to participate in normal daily activities.

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

Many people in remote areas attempt to fix broken bones by themselves or visit spiritual or traditional massagers for healing. Often, a broken bone will heal in the incorrect position.

  • 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 will schedule surgery. After the hip replacement, the patient will attend physiotherapy sessions to get used to the artificial hip.

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

Healing takes time. When the bones have completely healed, patients will be able to return to 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, osteoporosis, and migration.

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?

None. If the broken bones are not fixed, patients will have to spend their lives in pain.

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.