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U Aung from Burma raised $1,500 to fund a hip replacement.

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 April 20, 2018.
April 28, 2018

U Aung underwent a hip replacement.

Surgery was successful. U Aung will be able to walk without pain. Unfortunately, our medical partner was unable to take an update photo.

Surgery was successful. U Aung will be able to walk without pain. Unfortunately, our medical partner was unable to take an update photo....

April 4, 2018

U Aung is a 42-year-old father and husband from Burma. He lives with his wife and three children.

Starting in 2016, U Aung has experienced worsening pain in both his hips. Although he received surgery on one of his hips, he still needs to undergo surgery on his other hip.

Fortunately, U Aung learned about our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF). At BCMF’s care center, surgeons can perform a total hip replacement to relieve U Aung of his pain and allow him to walk easily. Treatment is scheduled for April 5, and U Aung needs help raising $1,500 to pay for this procedure.

“Since I received the first surgery I feel like I have won the lottery,” said U Aung. “Once I receive this surgery, I would like to have my own shop selling vegetables and raise pigs to help support my family.”

U Aung is a 42-year-old father and husband from Burma. He lives with his wife and three children. Starting in 2016, U Aung has experienc...

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U Aung's Timeline

  • April 4, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • April 05, 2018
    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.

  • April 06, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

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

  • April 20, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    U Aung's treatment was fully funded.

  • April 28, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on U Aung. Read the update.

Funded by 25 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.