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Success! Tha from Burma raised $1,500 to fund a hip replacement.

Tha
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Tha's treatment was fully funded on June 6, 2018.

Photo of Tha post-operation

April 23, 2018

Tha underwent a hip replacement.

Although she is in pain from the surgery, Tha feels much better since her operation. She feels much lighter and thinks she looks better. For the time being, the doctors have instructed her not to put weight onto her left leg for long periods of time. They will examine her again after a month and if they are happy with the progress, Tha will be able to walk without further issues.

“When I am fully recovered, I will start working again and also make some savings. I can’t give anything back to you but as a return, our family will try our best to help those who are in need for we will always be grateful for all the help we received,” said Tha.

Although she is in pain from the surgery, Tha feels much better since her operation. She feels much lighter and thinks she looks better. For...

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April 4, 2018

Tha is a 34-year-old woman from Burma. She lives with her husband, who is an agricultural day laborer, and their two young children.

In recent years, Tha has developed pain in her hips. With the help of our medical partner, she underwent a hip replacement surgery on her one of her hips, and she now has to receive surgery on her other hip.

At BCMF’s care center, surgeons can perform a total hip replacement to relieve Tha of her pain and allow her to walk easily. Treatment is scheduled for April 5, and Tha needs help raising $1,500 to pay for this procedure.

“I am very happy to receive surgery for my other hip,” said Tha. “Without your help, I would not be able to afford the cost of the surgery.”

Tha is a 34-year-old woman from Burma. She lives with her husband, who is an agricultural day laborer, and their two young children. In ...

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Tha's Timeline

  • April 4, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Tha was submitted by Bridgitte Agocs at Burma Children Medical Fund, our medical partner in Burma.

  • April 05, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Tha 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.

  • April 06, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Tha's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 23, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Tha's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • June 06, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Tha's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 33 donors

Treatment
Hip Replacement
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $2,000 for Tha'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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