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

Reach
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  • $430 raised, $0 to go
$430
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Reach's treatment was fully funded on February 1, 2018.

Photo of Reach post-operation

November 27, 2017

Reach underwent fracture repair surgery.

Reach is recovering well after surgery. He is working with the physiotherapy team and looks forward to being able to ride his motorbike again and returning to work.

He says, “Thanks everybody for helping me. My arm is not causing pain anymore.”

Reach is recovering well after surgery. He is working with the physiotherapy team and looks forward to being able to ride his motorbike agai...

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November 20, 2017

Reach is a farmer from Cambodia. He likes to play soccer and look after his family’s rice field.

In February 2017, Reach broke his arm in a motorbike crash near his house. He is in chronic pain and isn’t able to do daily activities.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, can help. On November 20, Reach will undergo a fracture repair procedure, which will cost $430. This procedure will improve function in his arm.

He says, “I want to fix my arm and go back to work.”

Reach is a farmer from Cambodia. He likes to play soccer and look after his family's rice field. In February 2017, Reach broke his arm in...

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Reach's Timeline

  • November 20, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • November 20, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Reach 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.

  • November 20, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Reach's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 27, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Reach's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • February 01, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Reach's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 2 donors

Funded by 2 donors

Treatment
ORIF / External Fixation / Fracture
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $430 for Reach'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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