Makara underwent burn contracture release surgery so he can regain use of his hand.
Plastic surgeons were able to release the skin contractures on Makara’s fingers and replace the skin with a skin graft. He kept a sterile dressing on for a week, and when surgeons were sure the new graft had developed an adequate blood supply, he was able to return home.
Makara worked with the physiotherapy team for rehabilitative range of motion and strength exercises and hopes to have full use of his fingers soon. He looks forward to playing football with his friends and feeding the animals on their farm! The surgeons look forward to seeing him again soon to make sure he fully heals.
Makara’s mother said: “Thank you to the staff and surgeons who helped my son have a functioning hand after many years. He can do homework with his hand and help on the farm when he is not in school. We are grateful to the donors who helped to pay for him to have a good life.”
Plastic surgeons were able to release the skin contractures on Makara's fingers and replace the skin with a skin graft. He kept a sterile dr...
Makara is a 14-year-old seventh grade student. He is the youngest in his family, and has two brothers and four sisters. His parents are rice farmers, and they also raise chickens and cows. In his free time, Makara enjoys playing football with his friends. His favorite meal is kari soup and Coca-Cola. In the future, he wants to be a lawyer.
When he was three years old, Makara was burned by a fire on his right hand. Burn scar contractures have developed on his index, middle, and ring fingers, tightening the skin near the burns. He has limited use of the fingers on his right hand.
When Makara’s family learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), he traveled for six and a half hours seeking treatment. On February 11th, surgeons at CSC will perform a burn contracture release surgery to help him use his right hand easily again. Now, he needs help to fund this $477 procedure.
Makara shared, “I really hope my hand heals and I can use it normally.”
Makara is a 14-year-old seventh grade student. He is the youngest in his family, and has two brothers and four sisters. His parents are rice...