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Success! Veasna from Cambodia raised $465 to fund a fracture repair procedure.

Veasna
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  • $465 raised, $0 to go
$465
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Veasna's treatment was fully funded on June 29, 2021.

Photo of Veasna post-operation

April 8, 2021

Veasna underwent a fracture repair procedure.

Veasna had successful surgery to repair his shoulder. He has started working with the physiotherapy team to improve his strength and will advance his exercises as his surgical site heals. He is very happy with the results of the surgery and looks forward to being more independent when his shoulder heals completely. Veasna says his condition is “very good” after the repair!

Veasna’s wife shared, “Thanks to all the doctors and nurses who helped my husband. He will be able to go about his daily life without the pain and able to do things by himself.”

Veasna had successful surgery to repair his shoulder. He has started working with the physiotherapy team to improve his strength and will ad...

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March 22, 2021

Veasna is a 68-year-old who earns an income to support himself and his wife through selling basic items in their community. They have been proudly married for 37 years.

While driving his motorbike in his province, Veasna had an accident and fell on his right shoulder. Now, it is difficult for him to move his shoulder or use his right arm or hand, and he is in chronic pain.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, can help. On March 22nd, Veasna will undergo a fracture repair procedure, which will cost $465. This procedure will help to restore mobility to his right hand so that he can use it normally again.

Veasna shared, “I hope that, after this surgery, I will have the use of my hand back as soon as possible.”

Veasna is a 68-year-old who earns an income to support himself and his wife through selling basic items in their community. They have been p...

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Veasna's Timeline

  • March 22, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • March 22, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Veasna 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 23, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Veasna's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 8, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Veasna's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • June 29, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Veasna'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 Veasna'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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