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Success! Chhai Yuth from Cambodia raised $411 to fund fracture repair.

Chhai Yuth
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  • $411 raised, $0 to go
$411
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Chhai Yuth's treatment was fully funded on August 31, 2017.

Photo of Chhai Yuth post-operation

June 20, 2017

Chhai Yuth underwent fracture repair.

Chhai Yuth’s treatment for his left elbow went well. Surgeons at CSC fixated a pin for stabilization. Following the procedure, doctors applied an above elbow cast to be used for four weeks. After the four weeks, his cast and the pin will be removed. He will then begin gentle physiotherapy exercises to regain the strength in his left arm. His wounds have healed nicely and he does not experience any pain. Chhai Yuth is now able to carry objects more easily than before.

Chhai Yuth says, “I’m happy with the results of the surgery. I can now do things on my own and I feel better. Thanks to the staff for helping me. I am going to go back to school.”

Chhai Yuth's treatment for his left elbow went well. Surgeons at CSC fixated a pin for stabilization. Following the procedure, doctors appli...

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April 24, 2017

Chhai Yuth is 14 years old and in the seventh grade. He is the oldest of three children. In his spare time, he likes to play football, jump on the trampoline, and listen to pop music.

In March of this year, Chhai Yuth had an accident while he was trampolining and fractured his left elbow as a result. He initially sought treatment from a traditional healer, but his symptoms did not improve. He is in constant pain.

Chhai Yuth was eventually referred to doctors at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC).

On April 24, surgeons at CSC will perform an open reduction internal fixation procedure to realign the fracture. With just $411, we can help to relieve Chhai Yuth of his pain.

Chhai Yuth is 14 years old and in the seventh grade. He is the oldest of three children. In his spare time, he likes to play football, jump ...

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Chhai Yuth's Timeline

  • April 24, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Chhai Yuth was submitted by Lindsay Bownik, Stakeholder Relations Officer at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • April 24, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Chhai Yuth 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 30, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Chhai Yuth's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 20, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Chhai Yuth's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • August 31, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Chhai Yuth'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 $411 for Chhai Yuth's treatment
Hospital Fees
$251
Medical Staff
$147
Medication
$5
Supplies
$8
  • 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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