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Chantrea is a teacher from Cambodia who needs $430 to fund a fracture repair.

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December 8, 2019

Chantrea is a 34-year-old teacher from Cambodia. He is the youngest of four siblings, and enjoys reading books and meeting his friends after work.

In February 2019, Chantrea was in a severe motorcycle accident that resulted in the fracture of his left leg. He received initial treatment for his injuries at a local clinic, where he was fitted with internal hardware. However, the hardware has since broken. His injuries still have not healed and Chantrea is unable to walk without support and suffers from pain and redness near the operation site.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, can help. On December 09, Chantrea will undergo a fracture repair procedure, which will cost $430. Surgery will revise the original operation and will internally fixate his fracture with a new set of hardware.

Chantrea said, “I hope that I will be able to walk again without any pain and I will be able to return to work again.”

Chantrea is a 34-year-old teacher from Cambodia. He is the youngest of four siblings, and enjoys reading books and meeting his friends after...

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Chantrea's Timeline

  • December 8, 2019

    Chantrea was submitted by Lindsay Bownik, Stakeholder Relations Officer at Children's Surgical Centre, our medical partner in Cambodia.

  • December 09, 2019

    Chantrea received treatment at Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre. 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.

  • December 10, 2019

    Chantrea's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 26, 2019

    Awaiting Chantrea's treatment update from Children's Surgical Centre.


    Chantrea is currently raising funds for his treatment.

Funded by 5 donors

Funded by 5 donors

ORIF / External Fixation / Fracture
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $430 for Chantrea's treatment
Hospital Fees
Medical Staff
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

​What kinds of symptoms do patients experience before receiving treatment?

Patients in need of open reduction internal fixation (ORIF) surgeries experience painful fractures or recurrent dislocations. Usually, these injuries result from traffic accidents or other trauma injuries.

​What is the impact on patients’ lives of living with these conditions?

Living with an abnormal or deformed bone limits function and can interfere with daily activities. It is also extremely painful.

What cultural or regional factors affect the treatment of these conditions?

Due to lack of helmet usage and weak enforcement of traffic laws, there is a high rate of traffic accidents in Cambodia. This causes many of the fractures and bone dislocations our medical partner sees.

  • Process
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Risks and side-effects
  • Accessibility
  • Alternatives

What does the treatment process look like?

The deformed or abnormal bone is broken and correctly aligned, and any fragments are fixed. Following the realignment of the bone, metal plates, pins, rods, wires, or screws are attached to the bone for stabilization as the internal fixation.

What is the impact of this treatment on the patient’s life?

Patients will experience restored function and mobility and reduced pain. Patients regain independence and return to work, school, and family life.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

Complications from this surgery are rare but include infection, nerve damage, blood clots, and tissue irritation from the hardware.

How accessible is treatment in the area? What is the typical journey like for a patient to receive care?

Rural Cambodians often self-medicate or seek treatment from traditional healers because they cannot afford hospital treatment. Many patients are referred to CSC by word of mouth.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

There is no alternative care for this treatment.

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