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Success! Rosath from Cambodia raised $405 to treat his fractured left arm.

Rosath
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$405
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$0
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Fully funded
Rosath's treatment was fully funded on June 27, 2016.

Photo of Rosath post-operation

August 22, 2016

Rosath received treatment for his fractured arm.

Rosath’s surgery went well. His wound has healed, and he can easily use his arm now without pain. The physiotherapist taught him exercises to do at home.

“I’m really surprised to see the result of the operation,” Rosath’s wife shared. “Now my husband can do stuff by himself. Thank you to everyone for their help.”

Rosath's surgery went well. His wound has healed, and he can easily use his arm now without pain. The physiotherapist taught him exercises t...

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June 1, 2016

Rosath is a 37-year-old farmer and car driver. He is married with one son and two daughters. Rosath enjoys staying at home to watch TV and cook.

In 2013, Rosath was in a traffic accident. After the accident, he received treatment at a local hospital but his injuries did not heal.

When he arrived at Watsi’s medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), after traveling for two hours with his wife, an x-ray showed a left forearm fracture. He can’t move his left arm and is in pain.

Surgeons at CSC will perform an open reduction internal fixation (ORIF) procedure to heal the fracture. The procedure will realign the broken bones into the normal position. Treatment will cost $405, including surgery, post-op care, and Rosath’s hospital stay.

Once he heals, Rosath will be able to use him arm without pain.

Rosath is a 37-year-old farmer and car driver. He is married with one son and two daughters. Rosath enjoys staying at home to watch TV and c...

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Rosath's Timeline

  • June 1, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Rosath was submitted by Hannah Callas, Stakeholder Relations Officer at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • June 2, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Rosath 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.

  • June 21, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Rosath's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 27, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Rosath's treatment was fully funded.

  • August 22, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Rosath's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 10 donors

Funded by 10 donors

Treatment
ORIF / External Fixation / Fracture
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
  • 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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