Meet another patient

Watsi logo blueWatsi

Success! Roth from Cambodia raised $465 to fund a fracture repair so he can walk and work again.

Roth
100%
  • $465 raised, $0 to go
$465
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Roth's treatment was fully funded on March 10, 2022.

Photo of Roth post-operation

March 18, 2022

Roth underwent a fracture repair so he can walk and work again.

Roth’s surgery was a success, and his right tibia is finally healing properly! He remained at the hospital for a couple of weeks for observation and has begun working with the physiotherapy team to regain strength in his right leg. His pain has lessened already. Roth has returned to his province and his children to continue his recovery process at home.

Roth shared, “I am relieved that I will finally have a good leg after more than two years. I hope to find work again so I can support my family. Thank you to the staff who cared for me and to the donors who helped me to have this surgery.”

Roth's surgery was a success, and his right tibia is finally healing properly! He remained at the hospital for a couple of weeks for observa...

Read more
December 6, 2021

Roth is a 39-year-old construction worker with two children. His son is 14 years old, and studies in grade 5; his daughter is 17 years old, and she is a farmer. In his free time, Roth likes to go fishing with his friends.

In December 2020, Roth was in a motor vehicle accident that caused a fracture of his right tibia. After the accident, he went to a local hospital for help. The fracture has not healed and his leg is now infected. He needs surgery so that his fracture will heal properly and he will have no more pain. It is difficult for him to walk, he feels poorly and has chronic pain.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, can help. On December 6th, Roth will undergo a fracture repair procedure, which will cost $465. This surgery will repair the fracture, reduce the risk of reinfection, and help him to walk easily again.

Roth shared, “I hope that I can walk as soon as possible. I need to work so I can send my children to school and feed them.”

Roth is a 39-year-old construction worker with two children. His son is 14 years old, and studies in grade 5; his daughter is 17 years old, ...

Read more

Roth's Timeline

  • December 6, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • December 6, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Roth 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.

  • December 10, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Roth's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 10, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Roth's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 18, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Roth's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 10 donors

Funded by 10 donors

Treatment
ORIF / External Fixation / Fracture
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $465 for Roth'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.

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Mu

Mu is a 34-year-old wife and mother, living in Thailand. Mu lives with her husband, son, and two daughters in Mae Sot, Tak Province. Their family moved from Yangon, Burma to Thailand 14 years ago, in search of better job opportunities. Today, Mu is a homemaker, her son is a student, while her two daughters are still too young to study. Her husband is a dockworker in Mae Sot. Because their income is insufficient to cover their daily expenses, they sometimes have to borrow money from a neighbor. About two years ago, Mu developed a femoral hernia. Because of the hernia, Mu experiences severe pain in her left groin area, and she also has a lump that has been increasing in size, and which hangs down when she walks. Mu is very stressed about her condition, and because of chronic discomfort, she has been unable to keep up with her daily tasks. Fortunately, with the help of our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, Mu is scheduled for hernia repair surgery on October 27th, at Mae Sot General Hospital. Burma Children Medical Fund is seeking $1,500 to cover the cost of Mu's surgery and care, which should enable Mu to return to a life without the hardship she experiences now. Mu said: “I feel like I have to hold myself so this will not fall down when I walk, which makes me feel very uncomfortable. I want to receive surgery soon so that I can work to earn more money in the future. Now, my baby—our youngest daughter—is older so I will find a job after I have fully recovered from surgery.”

68% funded

68%funded
$1,020raised
$480to go

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.