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Success! Lokendra from Nepal raised $579 to treat his broken arm.

Lokendra
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Lokendra's treatment was fully funded on March 1, 2016.

Photo of Lokendra post-operation

April 14, 2016

Lokendra received successful surgery to treat his broken arm.

“Lokendra’s fractured bones were aligned correctly and secured,” explains our medical partner, Possible. “Post surgery, Lokendra will experience some pain but it will be under control with medication. Lokendra will be in bed rest for at least two weeks. He will have to do physiotherapy exercise to regain mobility. Because he’s a growing child, he needs to follow the physiotherapy routine as rigorously as possible, even though it may hurt a little in the beginning. If Lokendra does follow the recommended exercise, he will regain all of his mobility.”

“I’m happy that his arm is fixed, and that it’s only a matter of time before he is up and about,” his mother shared after surgery. “Lokendra has a lot of responsibilities at home since he’s the eldest child.”

"Lokendra’s fractured bones were aligned correctly and secured," explains our medical partner, Possible. "Post surgery, Lokendra will experi...

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February 15, 2016

“I am a sports enthusiast,” shares Lokendra. “I love playing football and volleyball the most. In my village, my friends and I have made a team, and we play every evening.”

Lokendra is a 14-year-old boy living in Nepal with his mother, younger brother, and younger sister. Lokendra’s father resides and works in a restaurant in India. According to our medical partner, Possible, “Lokendra helps cook the evening meal, graze the cattle, and collects fodder for the livestock.”

“Lokendra was climbing a tree on his way to school when he lost his balance,” Possible explains. “He then fractured a bone in his left forearm.” His injury is so painful, Possible continues, that Lokendra needs help doing daily tasks and “cannot go to school anymore because of the injury.” It also prevents him from spending time with his friends playing sports.

$579 covers the cost of an orthopedic repair for Lokendra’s fracture. “Lokendra’s fractured bones will be aligned and secured with the help of pins,” Possible details. “The area of injury will then be plastered to prevent the movement of bones.” Treatment and proper recovery will allow Lokendra to move about and return to all of the activities that he could do before his injury.

“I am a sports enthusiast,” shares Lokendra. “I love playing football and volleyball the most. In my village, my friends and I have made a t...

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Lokendra's Timeline

  • February 15, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • February 15, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Lokendra 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.

  • March 01, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Lokendra's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 01, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Lokendra's treatment was fully funded.

  • April 14, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Lokendra's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 26 donors

Funded by 26 donors

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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76% funded

76%funded
$938raised
$286to go

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