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Success! Puthy from Cambodia raised $465 to fund a fracture repair after a road accident.

Puthy
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  • $465 raised, $0 to go
$465
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Puthy's treatment was fully funded on March 14, 2021.

Photo of Puthy post-operation

March 16, 2021

Puthy underwent a fracture repair after a road accident.

After a successful surgery, Puthy will remain on antibiotics for several days to decrease his risk of infection. He has also been prescribed pain medication to ease the post-operative pain, and he will start working with the physiotherapy team to regain his strength and flexibility. Puthy’s mother is relieved her son will get better, and thanked all the donors who made the surgery possible.

Puthy shared that he was thankful to all the doctors and nurses for all of their help so that he can start to walk again.

After a successful surgery, Puthy will remain on antibiotics for several days to decrease his risk of infection. He has also been prescribed...

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February 1, 2021

Puthy is a 20-year-old factory worker and the eldest in his family. He has three siblings, two brothers, and one sister. Both of his parents are farmers.

In December 2020, Puthy was in a motor vehicle accident that caused a closed fracture of his left tibia. After the accident, he was treated with Khmer traditional medicine for one month, but his condition did not improve. Puthy’s neighbor suggested he go to Children’s Surgical Centre to seek care. Currently, it is difficult for him to walk, and his leg is very swollen. Puthy is in chronic pain and feels very unwell. His family is especially worried about his condition because is the breadwinner of the family. While he has been in the hospital, his family has lost their income and they will not be able to work while he recovers. Puthy and his family appeal for financial support.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, can help. On February 2nd, Puthy will undergo a fracture repair procedure, which will cost $465. This procedure will help him walk again and return to work to support his family.

Puthy shared, “I hope that after surgery my left tibia will be fixed and I will feel better. I am looking forward to having no more pain and infection, and to walking and working as I did before.”

Puthy is a 20-year-old factory worker and the eldest in his family. He has three siblings, two brothers, and one sister. Both of his parents...

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Puthy's Timeline

  • February 1, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • February 2, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Puthy 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.

  • February 3, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Puthy's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 14, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Puthy's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 16, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Puthy's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 11 donors

Funded by 11 donors

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