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Success! Pann from Cambodia raised $465 to fund mobility-restoring fracture repair.

Pann
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  • $465 raised, $0 to go
$465
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Pann's treatment was fully funded on September 16, 2020.

Photo of Pann post-operation

June 22, 2020

Pann underwent a mobility-restoring fracture repair.

Pann’s surgery was successful! His wound is healing well with no infection. Once fully healed, he will start physiotherapy rehabilitation that will strengthen his leg. He can then continue helping his parents with their rice farm and playing football.

Pann shared, “I am very happy that I can now walk without pain. I hope to strengthen my leg so that I can help my parents with their rice farm.”

Pann's surgery was successful! His wound is healing well with no infection. Once fully healed, he will start physiotherapy rehabilitation th...

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April 21, 2020

Pann is a 20-year-old man from Cambodia. Pann is the eldest sibling, with one brother and three sisters. He helps his parents with rice farming. Beside works, he likes to play football and listen to pop music.

In January, Pann was in a motor vehicle accident that cause a closed fracture on his left leg. After that accident, he was sent another hospital for surgery however but it did not treat his fracture. His leg is very weak and painful. He can not move his leg easily and needs crutches to walk.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, can help. On April 21st, Pann will undergo a fracture repair procedure, which will cost $465. This procedure will allow him to walk easily again.

“I hope that I will be able to walk so I can return to working in the rice field again, be able to help my parents. I also hope that I can play football with my friends again,” Pann said.

Pann is a 20-year-old man from Cambodia. Pann is the eldest sibling, with one brother and three sisters. He helps his parents with rice farm...

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Pann's Timeline

  • April 21, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • April 21, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Pann 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 22, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Pann's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 22, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Pann's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • September 16, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Pann's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 7 donors

Funded by 7 donors

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