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Success! Ty from Cambodia raised $465 to fund fracture surgery.

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

Photo of Ty post-operation

July 10, 2020

Ty underwent fracture surgery.

Ty’s surgery was successful, and his hip is healing normally. He started walking again one day after the surgery, and within two weeks his sutures will be removed. A one-month followup appointment has been scheduled to make sure he has healed properly. Once he fully recovers, he will be able to walk and run normally with full strength.

Ty’s mother shared, “He walked soon after surgery and he is really happy that he has no pain. I am happy his surgery had such a good result. He will be able to help us with work and we will not have to spend money on medicine.”

Ty's surgery was successful, and his hip is healing normally. He started walking again one day after the surgery, and within two weeks his s...

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June 3, 2020

Ty is a 15 year old student from Cambodia. He is the oldest of three children in his family. He helps take care of his grandmother and his two younger sisters. He works hard in school, and in his free time he loves to play online games.

In April 2020, he fell out of a palm tree from a distance of about five meters, resulting in a fractured left hip. He was taken to a private clinic to receive an x-ray and some medicine, but his fracture was not treated. Now he is in too much pain to walk, and has had to stay out of school. His family has had to spend a lot of time caring for him. They are worried that he might not be able to walk again.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, can help. On June 4th, Ty will undergo a fracture repair procedure, which will cost $465. After the surgery, his hip will heal normally and he will eventually be able to walk with full strength and mobility.

Ty said, “I hope that this surgery will stop my hip pain and that I can walk and run normally again. I don’t want my family to look after me so much as they do right now.”

Ty is a 15 year old student from Cambodia. He is the oldest of three children in his family. He helps take care of his grandmother and his t...

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Ty's Timeline

  • June 3, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Ty was submitted by Sieng Heng at Children's Surgical Centre, our medical partner in Cambodia.

  • June 04, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Ty 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 04, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ty's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 10, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Ty's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • September 16, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Ty's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 10 donors

Funded by 10 donors

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