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Success! Chan from Cambodia raised $465 to fund fracture treatment.

Chan
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  • $465 raised, $0 to go
$465
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Chan's treatment was fully funded on November 8, 2021.

Photo of Chan post-operation

August 4, 2021

Chan underwent fracture treatment.

Chan’s surgery was a success and he is healing well! Chan is working with the physiotherapy team to strengthen his left arm and will soon be discharged and able to return to farming. His family is thankful to the staff for the success of the operation.

Chan said: “I am so relieved to be able to work again. My health will be better and I can support my family.”

Chan's surgery was a success and he is healing well! Chan is working with the physiotherapy team to strengthen his left arm and will soon be...

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June 23, 2021

Chan is a 37-year-old rice farmer. He’s married and has a one-year-old daughter. His wife is also working as a rainy season rice farmer. Chan enjoys listening to the news and taking care of his daughter.

In May of 2021, Chan was injured by a large piece of falling wood when he was cutting a tree, causing fractures on his arm and elbow. After the accident, Chan first turned to Khmer traditional medicine for treatment, but his condition did not improve. It is still difficult to for him to use his hand and he still experiences chronic pain.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, can help. On June 23rd, Chan will undergo a fracture repair procedure, which will cost $465. This procedure will let him use his left hand easily again.

Chan shares, “I am so thankful for the help and hope I will heel soon so I can return to work.”

Chan is a 37-year-old rice farmer. He's married and has a one-year-old daughter. His wife is also working as a rainy season rice farmer. Cha...

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Chan's Timeline

  • June 23, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • June 23, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Chan 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.

  • June 26, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Chan's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 4, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Chan's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • November 8, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Chan's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 11 donors

Funded by 11 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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