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Success! Kheng from Cambodia raised $465 to fund fracture repair surgery so she can walk easily again.

Kheng
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$465
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Fully funded
Kheng's treatment was fully funded on April 5, 2022.

Photo of Kheng post-operation

April 18, 2022

Kheng underwent fracture repair surgery so she can walk easily again.

Kheng underwent successful surgery to insert a graft to repair her fracture and alleviate the pain she has been experiencing for the last three years. This surgery was also important for her long-term health to address the risk of her symptoms worsening. Kheng will now undergo physiotherapy to strengthen her muscles and help her walk again. After a few weeks of physiotherapy, she will be able to walk and return to her work managing the family farm.

Kheng shared, “Thank you. I am so grateful to the CSC team for fixing my leg so I can walk again. I look forward to visiting the local pagoda and helping to support my family. I am much happier now that my pain is gone and I can be useful.”

Kheng underwent successful surgery to insert a graft to repair her fracture and alleviate the pain she has been experiencing for the last th...

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January 10, 2022

Kheng is a 69-year-old widow and a retired farmer. She has one son and three daughters, and lives with her youngest daughter. Sadly, her husband died several years ago and she took over the work of the farm, which has been difficult. She enjoys taking care of her grandchildren and visiting the local pagoda to pray with the monks.

In January 2019, Kheng was in a motorbike accident where she fractured her left femur and lost consciousness for several days. At the time, she visited a Khmer traditional healer, and eventually, she had a pin placed in her femur to aid in healing, but she continues to experience pain and cannot walk.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, can help. On January 11th, Kheng will undergo a fracture repair procedure where she will have a bone graft and a pin replacement. The procedure should alleviate her pain and allow her to walk again. Now, she needs help raising $465 to fund her procedure and care.

Kheng shared, “I am thankful I will be able to have this procedure so I can walk again and help my family.”

Kheng is a 69-year-old widow and a retired farmer. She has one son and three daughters, and lives with her youngest daughter. Sadly, her hus...

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Kheng's Timeline

  • January 10, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Kheng was submitted by Ellen Interlandi, Volunteer at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • January 11, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Kheng 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.

  • January 14, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Kheng's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 5, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Kheng's treatment was fully funded.

  • April 18, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Kheng's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 10 donors

Funded by 10 donors

Treatment
ORIF / External Fixation / Fracture
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $465 for Kheng'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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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.