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Success! Deab from Cambodia raised $465 to fund a fracture repair to help her walk again.

Deab
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  • $465 raised, $0 to go
$465
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Deab's treatment was fully funded on November 24, 2020.

Photo of Deab post-operation

November 25, 2020

Deab underwent a fracture repair to help her walk again.

Deab’s procedure was successful! Her wound healed well and her stitches were removed ten days after surgery. The hardware that was installed will help her fracture heal properly, and soon she will be able to walk and work without pain or difficulty. Once she has fully healed the hardware can be removed to prevent future infection.

Deab said, “My whole family is so glad I could get this surgery. I am excited to heal and walk by myself once again.”

Deab's procedure was successful! Her wound healed well and her stitches were removed ten days after surgery. The hardware that was installed...

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September 3, 2020

Deab is a 19-year-old factory worker from Cambodia. She has been married for two years and has a five-month-old daughter. Deab’s husband is a construction worker. She enjoys watching TV, cooking, taking care of her daughter, and listening to music.

In 2019 she was in an accident that caused a closed fracture of her left femur. First she went to Vietnam for treatment but the surgery she received there did not heal her leg. It is painful and difficult for her to walk. A neighbor told Deab to come to CSC for help.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, can help. On September 2nd, Deab will undergo a fracture repair procedure, which will cost $465. Surgeons at CSC will insert a nail and complete a bone graft. This procedure will allow her to walk easily again.

Deab shared, “I hope after surgery my left leg can have full and normal function again so I can feel better and start my job again with no pain.”

Deab is a 19-year-old factory worker from Cambodia. She has been married for two years and has a five-month-old daughter. Deab's husband is ...

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Deab's Timeline

  • September 2, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Deab 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.

  • September 3, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • September 3, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Deab's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 24, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Deab's treatment was fully funded.

  • November 25, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Deab's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 6 donors

Funded by 6 donors

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