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Success! Eng from Cambodia raised $405 to treat her fractured forearm.

Eng
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$405
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$0
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Fully funded
Eng's treatment was fully funded on June 23, 2016.

Photo of Eng post-operation

August 20, 2016

Eng received treatment for her fractured forearm.

Eng’s open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) procedure went well. Her wound has healed and she can easily use her arm again without pain.

“Thank you to all the staff and donors for their help,” Eng’s husband shared.

Eng's open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) procedure went well. Her wound has healed and she can easily use her arm again without pai...

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June 1, 2016

Eng is a 35-year-old farmer who is married with two daughters. Eng enjoys cooking for her family, watching Khmer news on TV, and listening to old music. Eng traveled two hours with her husband to reach Children’s Surgical Centre for surgery.

Eng was in a moto accident in April 2016, during which she fractured her left forearm in the accident. For one month she received Khmer traditional medical treatment but her fracture did not improve. An x-ray at CSC shows a forearm fracture remains. She experiences mild pain and she can’t hold anything with her left arm.

For $405, surgeons at CSC will perform an open reduction internal fixation procedure to treat the fracture. After surgery she will be able to move her arm easily.

Eng is a 35-year-old farmer who is married with two daughters. Eng enjoys cooking for her family, watching Khmer news on TV, and listening t...

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Eng's Timeline

  • June 1, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Eng was submitted by Hannah Callas, Stakeholder Relations Officer at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • June 1, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Eng 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 20, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Eng's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 23, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Eng's treatment was fully funded.

  • August 20, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Eng's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 11 donors

Funded by 11 donors

Treatment
ORIF / External Fixation / Fracture
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
  • 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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