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

Phat
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  • $465 raised, $0 to go
$465
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$0
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Fully funded
Phat's treatment was fully funded on July 5, 2021.

Photo of Phat post-operation

April 12, 2021

Phat underwent a fracture repair procedure on her right ankle.

Phat’s fracture repair surgery went really well and she’s now been working with the physiotherapy team to improve the mobility and function in her ankle. This surgery will allow Phat to move her ankle more normally, and greatly improve the pain and her quality of life. Phat looks forward to going home so that she can return to work, take care of her children, and spend time with her family.

Phat shared, “I’m so thankful I was able to receive this treatment and I will be able to walk without pain.”

Phat's fracture repair surgery went really well and she's now been working with the physiotherapy team to improve the mobility and function ...

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March 31, 2021

Phat is a 40-year-old factory worker from Cambodia. She has one son and one daughter. Phat works in a garment factory in the Kompong Cham province. In her free time, Phat enjoys cooking food for her children at home.

In May 2013, Phat fell hard on the ground while walking and injured her ankle. She has felt consistent right ankle pain since that accident. Over time, it has worsened, and in the last year her ankle has become very stiff. She cannot walk well and is in pain.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, can help. On March 31st, Phat will undergo a fracture repair procedure, which will cost $465. With this procedure, she will be able to walk again without pain.

Phat shared, “I hope after the surgery I am in less pain and the wound heals quickly so I can return to working at the factory and caring for my children.”

Phat’s husband also shared, “I do worry about my wife’s ankle, and I hope that after surgery she has no more pain.”

Phat is a 40-year-old factory worker from Cambodia. She has one son and one daughter. Phat works in a garment factory in the Kompong Cham pr...

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Phat's Timeline

  • March 31, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • March 31, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Phat 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.

  • April 2, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Phat's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 12, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Phat's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • July 5, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Phat'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 Phat'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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