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Success! Khai from Cambodia raised $465 to fund elbow fracture repair.

Khai
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  • $465 raised, $0 to go
$465
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Khai's treatment was fully funded on December 2, 2020.

Photo of Khai post-operation

March 30, 2020

Khai underwent elbow fracture repair.

The medical team successfully repaired Khai’s fractured arm. When Khai’s wound heals he will begin working with the physiotherapy team to regain strength and movement in his elbow. Already, his hand is feeling sensations and he will soon regain function. He will be able to return to work and earning income for his family.

Khai is very happy with the results and wants to thank all the donors for their kindness.

The medical team successfully repaired Khai's fractured arm. When Khai's wound heals he will begin working with the physiotherapy team to re...

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March 17, 2020

Khai is a 28-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia with a nine-year-old daughter. He likes to watch the news and boxing on the radio, and play games with his daughter.

Khai was in a head-on collision and fractured his left elbow and forearm. He still experiences pain in his arm, and he is unable to work.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, can help. On March 17th, Khai will undergo a fracture repair procedure, which will cost $465. Treatment will heal his current infection, and relieve him of his pain. He will be able to use his arm again and can return to work easily.

“I hope that my arm will get better after my operation and I won’t have any pain or infection and can work again,” he said.

Khai is a 28-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia with a nine-year-old daughter. He likes to watch the news and boxing on the radio, and play ...

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Khai's Timeline

  • March 17, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • March 17, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Khai 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 17, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Khai's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 30, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Khai's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 2, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Khai's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 5 donors

Funded by 5 donors

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