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Sandra is a 7th grade student from Cambodia who needs $465 to fund fracture surgery.

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May 11, 2021

Sandra is a 14-year-old 7th grade student. He lives near the capital city of Phnom Penh with his parents and his older brother, who is in 8th grade. Sandra’s parents sell rice near their home. In school his best subjects are physics and math. Sandra enjoys playing sports and reading books. In the future, he wants to be a police officer.

When playing volleyball, Sandra sustained a closed fracture of his right distal tibia and fibula. Now it is difficult for him to walk and he is in pain.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, can help. On May 11th, Sandra will undergo a fracture repair procedure, which will cost $465. This procedure will help him walk easily again.

His family hopes he can walk easily again and be free of pain.

Sandra is a 14-year-old 7th grade student. He lives near the capital city of Phnom Penh with his parents and his older brother, who is in 8t...

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Sandra's Timeline

  • May 11, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Sandra was submitted by Sieng Heng at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • May 11, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Sandra 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.

  • May 14, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Sandra's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 23, 2021
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Sandra's treatment update from Children's Surgical Centre.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Sandra is currently raising funds for his treatment.

Funded by 16 donors

Funded by 16 donors

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