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Success! Bunthan from Cambodia raised $465 to fund a fracture repair procedure on his left leg.

Bunthan
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$465
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$0
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Fully funded
Bunthan's treatment was fully funded on March 29, 2021.

Photo of Bunthan post-operation

March 26, 2021

Bunthan underwent a fracture repair procedure on his left leg.

Bunthan had a successful surgery, and he has been spending every day with the physiotherapy team. His work with the physiotherapy team will ensure that function and mobility in his left femur improves and that he is able to return to working as a seller again. This treatment has relieved Bunthan of his pain, and the surgical team looks forward to seeing him again in three months for a follow-up appointment.

Bunthan shared, “I can walk again soon with no crutches, it will be easier than before surgery.”

Bunthan had a successful surgery, and he has been spending every day with the physiotherapy team. His work with the physiotherapy team will ...

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January 13, 2021

Bunthan is a 39-year-old market worker from Cambodia. He has been married for 12 years and has 3 children - 2 sons and 1 daughter who are all in school. His wife also sells things for a living. Currently, Bunthan and his family live with his parents, as they are elderly and he helps to support them. In Bunthan’s free time, he likes to exercise, read the news, listen to the radio, and play games on his phone. He also enjoys taking his family outside for walks on the weekend.

In November 2020, Buntham was in a motor accident that caused a new fracture of his left femur - he shared that he previously fractured his leg about 12 years ago. Buntham came to Children’s Surgical Centre to seek treatment for his fracture, reporting symptoms of chronic pain and inability to walk without support.

On January 13th, Bunthan will undergo a fracture repair procedure, which will cost $465. Surgeons plan to exchange the nail on his left femur to help stabilize his leg and assist with healing the new fracture. This procedure will relieve him of pain and help him to walk easily again.

Bunthan shared, “I hope that after my surgery that I can fully recover and walk with my family again.”

Bunthan is a 39-year-old market worker from Cambodia. He has been married for 12 years and has 3 children - 2 sons and 1 daughter who are al...

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Bunthan's Timeline

  • January 13, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • January 13, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Bunthan 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.

  • January 14, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Bunthan's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 26, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Bunthan's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • March 29, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Bunthan's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 5 donors

Funded by 5 donors

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