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Success! Urmila from Nepal raised $541 to fund fracture repair surgery.

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

Photo of Urmila post-operation

April 10, 2017

Urmila underwent fracture repair surgery.

Her fractured bones were aligned correctly and secured. Doctors have suggested two weeks of bedrest while she recovers from the operation. Medication will help her control post-surgery pain.

Urmila’s mother says, “I am so thankful to this hospital and the donors for helping me with this treatment.”

Her fractured bones were aligned correctly and secured. Doctors have suggested two weeks of bedrest while she recovers from the operation. M...

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April 1, 2017

Urmila is a seven-year-old student from Nepal. She lives with her parents and siblings. Her father works in India to support their family, and her mother is a fieldworker.

Urmila was playing hide-and-seek with friends when she fell, fracturing her right elbow joint. Her accident has caused her a lot of pain and discomfort. Her hand is swollen, and it is difficult for her to move her arm.

On April 2, Urmila will undergo surgery at Bayalpata Hospital, our medical partner’s care center, to treat her fracture. Our medical partner, Possible, is asking for $541 to cover the cost of her hospital, lab, and medicine fees.

Urmila is looking forward to her recovery!

Urmila is a seven-year-old student from Nepal. She lives with her parents and siblings. Her father works in India to support their family, a...

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Urmila's Timeline

  • April 1, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Urmila was submitted by Dharma Raj Kadayat, Crowdfunding Associate at Possible, our medical partner in Nepal.

  • April 02, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Urmila 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 04, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Urmila's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 10, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Urmila's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • August 31, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Urmila'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 Urmila'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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