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Success! Huy from Cambodia raised $430 to fund fracture repair surgery.

Huy
100%
  • $430 raised, $0 to go
$430
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Huy's treatment was fully funded on April 2, 2018.

Photo of Huy post-operation

February 8, 2018

Huy underwent fracture repair surgery.

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

He says, “I am so happy that I can walk without pain and do not need anymore support when moving around.”

Huy's surgery went well and he's been working with the physiotherapy team to improve the mobility and function in his leg. Surgery will allo...

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February 4, 2018

Huy is a young student from Cambodia. He enjoys watching sports on TV and going out with friends. His favorite sport is football, which he plays with his friends.

In January 2017, he was in a motorcycle accident, and he fractured his right leg. It is difficult for him to walk without pain.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, can help. On February 5, Huy will undergo a fracture repair procedure, which will cost $430. This surgery will help him be able to walk normally again.

Huy is a young student from Cambodia. He enjoys watching sports on TV and going out with friends. His favorite sport is football, which he p...

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Huy's Timeline

  • February 4, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Huy was submitted by Christine Jacobson, Stakeholder Relations Officer at Children's Surgical Centre, our medical partner in Cambodia.

  • February 05, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Huy 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.

  • February 06, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Huy's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 08, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Huy's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • April 02, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Huy'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 $430 for Huy's treatment
Hospital Fees
$65
Medical Staff
$277
Medication
$0
Supplies
$80
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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