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Success! Neng from Cambodia raised $465 to fund a fracture repair procedure on her right elbow.

Neng
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  • $465 raised, $0 to go
$465
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Neng's treatment was fully funded on February 18, 2021.

Photo of Neng post-operation

February 19, 2021

Neng underwent a fracture repair procedure on her right elbow.

Neng underwent a successful surgery to repair her fractured elbow. After three weeks, her cast was removed and Neng began physiotherapy. Her elbow’s range of motion has increased, her pain has decreased, and she is getting stronger every day. She was unable to work prior to the surgery, but she now can help her family again with farming.

Neng’s friend shared, “We are glad that the surgery went well so that she can use her hand normally. She can look after her children and enjoy her everyday life again.”

Neng underwent a successful surgery to repair her fractured elbow. After three weeks, her cast was removed and Neng began physiotherapy. Her...

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November 11, 2020

Neng is a 54-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. Her husband of 24 years unfortunately passed away five years ago from illness. Neng has two sons and one daughter, and her daughter is married and has one child. In her free time, Neng enjoys watching Thai movies on TV and taking care of her grandchild.

Neng slipped and fell on October 21st, fracturing her right elbow. She received initial treatment from a Khmer healer, but the treatment did not improve her closed elbow fracture. Neng came to Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC) with right elbow pain, swelling, and inability to flex her arm.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, can help. On November 10th, Neng will undergo a fracture repair procedure, which will cost $465. This procedure will allow her to use her right arm easily again.

Neng shared, “I hope my right arm is better after surgery so I can be free of pain and continue my work as normal.”

Neng is a 54-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. Her husband of 24 years unfortunately passed away five years ago from illness. Neng has two...

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Neng's Timeline

  • November 10, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Neng 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.

  • November 11, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • November 13, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Neng's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 18, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Neng's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 19, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Neng's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 18 donors

Funded by 18 donors

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