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Success! Senghong from Cambodia raised $465 to fund fracture surgery.

Senghong
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  • $465 raised, $0 to go
$465
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Senghong's treatment was fully funded on June 25, 2021.

Photo of Senghong post-operation

April 8, 2021

Senghong underwent fracture surgery.

Senghong’s fracture surgery was successful and he has started physiotherapy to improve the strength of his hand. Now, he will be able to return to work, which will greatly improve his life. Senghong also looks forward to returning to sports with his friends!

Senghong’s father shared, “I’m happy with the results of my son’s surgery; now my son can do things by himself and can return to his job for the support of our family.”

Senghong's fracture surgery was successful and he has started physiotherapy to improve the strength of his hand. Now, he will be able to ret...

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March 15, 2021

Senghong is an 18-year-old driver who lives in a province outside of the capital city of Cambodia with his older sister and parents. Senghong’s mother is a factory worker, his father is a rice farmer, and his sister is studying at university. Two years ago, Senghong stopped school after 10th grade and has been working as a driver for a construction company. In his free time he enjoys playing football, volleyball, meeting up with friends, and listening to music.

In December 2020, Senghong was in a motor vehicle accident that caused a mal-union fracture of his right wrist. It is difficult for him to use this hand now and he is in chronic pain.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, can help. On March 15th, Senghong will undergo a fracture repair procedure, which will cost $465. This procedure will allow him to use his hand and start working again.

Senghong said, “I am thankful for your help and I hope I can return to work soon once I am healed.”

Senghong is an 18-year-old driver who lives in a province outside of the capital city of Cambodia with his older sister and parents. Senghon...

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Senghong's Timeline

  • March 15, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Senghong was submitted by Sieng Heng at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • March 15, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Senghong received treatment at Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre in Cambodia. 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.

  • March 15, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Senghong's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 8, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Senghong's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • June 25, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Senghong's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 12 donors

Funded by 12 donors

Treatment
ORIF / External Fixation / Fracture
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $465 for Senghong's treatment
Hospital Fees
$65
Medical Staff
$311
Medication
$0
Supplies
$81
Labs
$3
Radiology
$5
  • 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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