Safia Bibi's Story
Safia Bibi is facing difficulty in walking and standing up on her own. Your donations can be a helping hand in her debilitating walk of life. Therefore, we request you to please donate for Safia’s Knee Replacement.
For the last four years, Safia has been suffering from pain in her knee joints. The pain worsened over time. Her condition was diagnosed as Bilateral Osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is a condition that causes the cartilage in the knee joint to thin out. In consequence, the surfaces of the joint become roughened, thus creating friction. As a result, the movement becomes painful, and the joint becomes stiff. Due to this condition, Safia is not able to get up or walk. Moreover, the pain has become unbearable for her.
To treat this, the orthopaedic surgeon has advised Safia to undergo a bilateral total knee replacement surgery. It is a surgical procedure to replace the weight-bearing surfaces of the knee joint to relieve pain and disability. At first, the orthopaedic surgeon will perform this surgery on the right side. Later, after her right leg recovers, it will be performed on her left side as well. While the knee replacement seems like an easy solution to all of Safia’s problems, it is certainly not an accessible solution.
Unfortunately, Safia Bibi’s husband cannot afford the hefty cost of this surgery. He works as a security guard and hardly earns PKR. 30,000 per month. With this measly income, he has to raise a family of three. He told us:
“Even if I save for an entire lifetime, I won’t be able to save enough for my wife’s surgery. Her pain has become unbearable now. You can help Safia get back on her feet.”
After a lot of distress, Safia has registered her case with Transparent Hands. Your donations, however small they may be, will help Safia get back on her feet. Therefore, we request you to please donate for Safia’s Knee Replacement as much as you can.
Disclaimer: Transparent Hands makes sure that all the patients get surgery in time. If a patient requires urgent surgery and his/her condition is serious, Transparent Hands conducts the surgery immediately. In the meantime, his/her campaign stays active on the website until we raise the complete funding. The hospitals on our panel have complete trust in us and wait for the payments until the patient's funding is completed.
Safia Bibi's Story
Safia Bibi, aged 63 years, a resident of Lahore was suffering from severe right knee pain for the past 4 years. She was facing difficulty in bearing weight. She went to the hospital and the doctor diagnosed her with advanced OA in both knees. She was advised total knee replacement to get her mobility back. Safia Bibi was operated on 02-08-21. Her right total knee replacement (TKR) was done at Akram Medical Complex, by Dr. Naveed Ali Shair. Her post-operative recovery was swift. After 3 days of hospital stay she was discharged in a satisfactory condition.