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Success! Pov from Cambodia raised $413 to fund burn repair surgery.

Pov
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  • $413 raised, $0 to go
$413
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Pov's treatment was fully funded on November 5, 2018.

Photo of Pov post-operation

September 15, 2018

Pov underwent burn repair surgery.

Pov’s surgery went well and he’s been working with the physiotherapy team to improve the mobility and function in his knee and leg. Surgery will allow Pov to greatly improve his quality of life and allow him to walk without pain.

His mother said “I am very happy with the great results of the operation. He can walk, run, and sit down on the floor, and continue to study.”

Pov's surgery went well and he's been working with the physiotherapy team to improve the mobility and function in his knee and leg. Surgery ...

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September 5, 2018

Pov is a second grade student from Cambodia. He has four brothers and one sister. He likes to read and play with friends. He enjoys drinking soy milk.

Ten years ago, he received a series of poorly administered injections, causing a flexion contracture of his left knee. He is unable to bend his knee and walk easily.

When Pov learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled for four hours seeking treatment. On September 6, surgeons at CSC will perform a quadricepsplasty procedure of his left leg to help him walk easily. Now, Pov needs help to fund this $413 procedure.

His mother says, “I hope after the operation, my son can walk normally and won’t have any more difficulty.”

Pov is a second grade student from Cambodia. He has four brothers and one sister. He likes to read and play with friends. He enjoys drinking...

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Pov's Timeline

  • September 5, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • September 06, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Pov's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 07, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Pov 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.

  • September 15, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Pov's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • November 05, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Pov's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 7 donors

Funded by 7 donors

Treatment
Quadriceplasty
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $413 for Pov's treatment
Hospital Fees
$65
Medical Staff
$141
Medication
$0
Supplies
$40
Labs
$3
Radiology
$164
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

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

After trauma, fracture, or complication from an intramuscular injection, fibrosis may occur in the quadriceps muscle of the thigh. In other words, the muscle's connective tissue may thicken and scar. Patients will experience limited range of motion in their legs. Some may find walking painful, and some may not be able to bend their knees at all. Surgeons perform a quadriceplasty to release the fibrosis and to improve mobility and the range of flexion of the knee.

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

Quadriceps fibrosis causes severe stiffness in the knee and makes it difficult for the patient to walk, sit, climb stairs, or ride a motorcycle—the primary form of transportation in Cambodia.

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

Almost 50% of Cambodians live on $2 a day. Due to Cambodia’s underdeveloped medical system, access to basic healthcare is out of reach for most people. Rural Cambodians self-medicate or rely on local traditional healers, further complicating conditions. Poorly trained health care providers are dispatched to rural and poor parts of Cambodia to offer free vaccinations to children. Most cases seen by our medical partner are the result of poorly administered vaccines.

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

What does the treatment process look like?

Surgeons release the fibrosis tissue and adhesion tissue. In some cases, after the fibrosis tissue is released, another procedure called a V-Y plasty is needed to lengthen the muscle.

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

A quadriceplasty helps the patient regain flexibility in the knee. The patient can resume daily life without pain and return to work, school, and other activities.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

The treatment is effective if proper physiotherapy follows the operation.

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. Even if patients can afford to go to a local clinic for treatment, they might receive poor care and physiotherapy. Patients usually learn about CSC by word of mouth or are referred from other hospitals.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

If quadriceps fibrosis is diagnosed early, a patient can be treated effectively with physiotherapy.

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