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Success! Chantha from Cambodia raised $390 to fund dislocation repair surgery.

Chantha
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  • $390 raised, $0 to go
$390
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Chantha's treatment was fully funded on August 10, 2019.

Photo of Chantha post-operation

July 10, 2019

Chantha underwent dislocation repair surgery.

Chantha’s surgery went well and he’s been working with the physiotherapy team to improve the mobility and function in his leg and hip. Surgery will allow Chantha to greatly improve his quality of life and allow him to walk and work without pain.

Chantha's surgery went well and he's been working with the physiotherapy team to improve the mobility and function in his leg and hip. Surge...

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June 12, 2019

Chantha is a man from Cambodia. In December 2018, Chantha was in a severe car accident, injuring his left hip. Since then, Chantha has received treatment at two other clinics but no progress was made. He still cannot walk without support, and the pain and dislocation persists.

Chantha will undergo repair surgery on June 13. This procedure will cost $390. He enjoys exercising in his free time, and hopes to return to his work and normal activities as soon as possible.

He says, “I hope that surgery will allow me to walk without pain or difficulty, and I will be able to walk on my own and return to work.”

Chantha is a man from Cambodia. In December 2018, Chantha was in a severe car accident, injuring his left hip. Since then, Chantha has recei...

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Chantha's Timeline

  • June 12, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • June 13, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Chantha 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.

  • June 14, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Chantha's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 10, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Chantha's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • August 10, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Chantha's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 5 donors

Funded by 5 donors

Treatment
Reduction Procedure
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $390 for Chantha's treatment
Hospital Fees
$65
Medical Staff
$277
Medication
$0
Supplies
$40
Labs
$3
Radiology
$5
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

​What kinds of symptoms do patients experience before receiving treatment?

A reduction procedure is needed to correct alignment of bones. After a bone fracture, parts of the bone can become displaced or angulated.

​What is the impact on patients’ lives of living with these conditions?

Living with fractured or misaligned bones can be painful and limits functionality, which can interfere with day-to-day tasks.

What cultural or regional factors affect the treatment of these conditions?

In Cambodia, road rules are largely unregulated and traffic accidents occur frequently, often causing fractures and bone dislocations.

  • Process
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Risks and side-effects
  • Accessibility
  • Alternatives

What does the treatment process look like?

Reduction procedures are classified as open reduction and closed reduction. In an open reduction, surgery is performed to expose the fracture fragments at the site of the injury and realign the bones. In a closed reduction, bones are reset without surgical exposure.

What is the impact of this treatment on the patient’s life?

Reduction procedures can greatly improve quality of life by reducing the pain from the fractured bone and allowing mobility and use of it.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

Closed reductions have fewer risks than open reductions, as they do not carry the potential complications of any surgical exposure. Risks of closed reduction procedures include injury to nerves or blood vessels near the affected bone and blood clot formation. In addition to these, risks of open reduction also include infection and stiffness.

How accessible is treatment in the area? What is the typical journey like for a patient to receive care?

Reduction procedures, especially those that require surgeries, are not easily accessed or afforded by many Cambodians. Patients will travel for many hours to reach CSC for free surgical treatment.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

For patients in need of reduction procedures to reset a misaligned bone, few alternatives exist. Traditional healers are often used, but with unsuccessful results.

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