Meet another patient

Watsi logo blueWatsi

Khoeun is mom and grandmother from Cambodia who needs $412 to fund hip surgery.

Khoeun
33%
  • $138 raised, $274 to go
$138
raised
$274
to go
Dedicate my donation


We'll send your dedicatee an email
about your gift, along with updates
about Khoeun's recovery.

April 30, 2020

Koeun has two sons and two daughters. All her children are married and she has three grandchildren. She likes to look after her grandchildren, cook food for them, and go to the pagoda for occasional ceremonies.

In March 2019, Khoeun fell down the stairs at home and dislocated her left hip. At that time, she was quiet and thought it would just be painful for a while. She took some medicine to help reduce the pain. However, the pain only became worse so Khoeun decided to come to Children’s Surgical Centre for treatment. When she arrived at our hospital she was unable to walk or move her hip at all and her pain was severe. To treat her painful recurrent left hip dislocation, our surgeons will perform a reduction procedure. This will allow her to walk again without pain.

“I hope that my surgery will be done well so I am not in pain anymore. When I can walk again I will go outside with my grandchildren,” Khoeun said.

Koeun has two sons and two daughters. All her children are married and she has three grandchildren. She likes to look after her grandchildre...

Read more

Khoeun's Timeline

  • April 30, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Khoeun was submitted by Sieng Heng at Children's Surgical Centre, our medical partner in Cambodia.

  • April 30, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Khoeun 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.

  • May 01, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Khoeun's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 30, 2020
    AWAITING UPDATE

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

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Khoeun is currently raising funds for her treatment.

Funded by 8 donors

Funded by 8 donors

Treatment
Reduction Procedure
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $412 for Khoeun's treatment
Hospital Fees
$65
Medical Staff
$298
Medication
$0
Supplies
$40
Labs
$4
Radiology
$5
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

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

A reduction procedure is needed to correct alignment of bones. After a bone fracture, parts of the bone can become displaced or angulated.

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

Living with fractured or misaligned bones can be painful and limits functionality, which can interfere with day-to-day tasks.

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

In Cambodia, road rules are largely unregulated and traffic accidents occur frequently, often causing fractures and bone dislocations.

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

What does the treatment process look like?

Reduction procedures are classified as open reduction and closed reduction. In an open reduction, surgery is performed to expose the fracture fragments at the site of the injury and realign the bones. In a closed reduction, bones are reset without surgical exposure.

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

Reduction procedures can greatly improve quality of life by reducing the pain from the fractured bone and allowing mobility and use of it.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

Closed reductions have fewer risks than open reductions, as they do not carry the potential complications of any surgical exposure. Risks of closed reduction procedures include injury to nerves or blood vessels near the affected bone and blood clot formation. In addition to these, risks of open reduction also include infection and stiffness.

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

Reduction procedures, especially those that require surgeries, are not easily accessed or afforded by many Cambodians. Patients will travel for many hours to reach CSC for free surgical treatment.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

For patients in need of reduction procedures to reset a misaligned bone, few alternatives exist. Traditional healers are often used, but with unsuccessful results.

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.