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Success! Laxman from Nepal raised $579 to treat his broken leg.

Laxman
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Laxman's treatment was fully funded on April 8, 2016.

Photo of Laxman post-operation

June 13, 2016

Laxman received successful treatment for his broken leg.

Laxman’s fractured bones were aligned correctly and secured with the help of nails. In about two month’s time his leg will have completely healed. To regain his mobility, he will have to do regular physiotherapy exercises.

“Laxman is doing so much better after the treatment. Free of pain, he is keen to return to his school once the injury heals well,” said his mother.

Laxman's fractured bones were aligned correctly and secured with the help of nails. In about two month's time his leg will have completely h...

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March 20, 2016

“It’s difficult for me to see my baby in so much pain. He has never had to go to the hospital before. I hope he is treated soon,” Laxman’s mother says of her six-year-old son.

Recently, Laxman was playing with his neighborhood friends when he fell and fractured his left leg. Our medical partner in Nepal, Possible, tells us, “He has been in a lot of pain since and has been taking medication to control it. The area of injury looks deformed and has swollen slightly. He also has high fever and has been vomiting too.”

Although Laxman’s father works in India to make enough money to support his family, his parents cannot afford the cost of his medical bills.

For $579, Laxman will undergo surgery to have the bones in his leg reset and pins installed so that they stay in place and heal properly. This operation will eliminate the pain that is causing the swelling and nausea and ensure that Laxman will once again be able to run around and play with his friends.

"It's difficult for me to see my baby in so much pain. He has never had to go to the hospital before. I hope he is treated soon," Laxman's m...

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Laxman's Timeline

  • March 20, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Laxman was submitted by Subeksha Poudel, Crowdfunding Associate at Possible, our medical partner in Nepal.

  • March 21, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Laxman received treatment at Bayalpata 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.

  • April 07, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Laxman's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 08, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Laxman's treatment was fully funded.

  • June 13, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Laxman's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 4 donors

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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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