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Chan is a factory worker from Cambodia who needs $465 to fund fracture treatment for his leg.

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March 9, 2020

Chan is a 20-year-old clothing factory worker from Cambodia. He has four older brothers and two older sisters. After work, he enjoys listening to music and helping his family with the housework.

Three months ago, Chan was in a motorcycle accident where he fractured his right leg. His leg is now swollen and painful, and he cannot walk without support.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, can help. On March 10th, Chan will undergo a fracture repair procedure, which will cost $465. This procedure will allow Chan’s injuries to heal properly and he will be able to walk again.

“I hope that my leg will get better after surgery and it will heal completely,” he said.

Chan is a 20-year-old clothing factory worker from Cambodia. He has four older brothers and two older sisters. After work, he enjoys listeni...

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Chan's Timeline

  • March 9, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • March 10, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Chan 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.

  • March 11, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Chan's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 27, 2020
    AWAITING UPDATE

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

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Chan is currently raising funds for his treatment.

Funded by 7 donors

Funded by 7 donors

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