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Success! Roeun from Cambodia raised $518 to fund ankle surgery.

Roeun
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$518
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Fully funded
Roeun's treatment was fully funded on July 2, 2021.

Photo of Roeun post-operation

April 12, 2021

Roeun underwent ankle surgery so she can walk well again.

After a successful ankle surgery, Roeun will no longer have pain and will be able to walk easily. Now, she will be able to spend time with her family and support the family farm. Roeun will continue the exercises prescribed by the physiotherapy team and looks forward to regaining the strength in her leg.

Roeun’s son shared, “I’m so happy to see my mom doing well. Thank you to the CSC staff and donors for helping her walk again.”

After a successful ankle surgery, Roeun will no longer have pain and will be able to walk easily. Now, she will be able to spend time with h...

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March 24, 2021

Roeun is a 46-year-old farmer and is married with one son. She enjoys cooking for her family and taking care of her house.

Since September 2020, Roeun has experienced left ankle pain and swelling. She has been diagnosed with osteochondrolysis. The pain and swelling make it hard for her to walk.

When Roeun learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for one and a half hours seeking treatment. On March 24th, surgeons at CSC will perform a joint arthrodesis procedure to fuse her right ankle joint and to help her walk again. Now, Roeun needs help to fund this $518 procedure.

Roeun said, “I hope I can walk without any pain and heal so I can support my family.”

Roeun is a 46-year-old farmer and is married with one son. She enjoys cooking for her family and taking care of her house. Since Septembe...

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Roeun's Timeline

  • March 24, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • March 24, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Roeun 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.

  • March 26, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Roeun's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 12, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Roeun's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • July 2, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Roeun's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 20 donors

Funded by 20 donors

Treatment
Joint Arthrodesis
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $518 for Roeun's treatment
Hospital Fees
$119
Medical Staff
$351
Medication
$0
Supplies
$40
Labs
$3
Radiology
$5
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

​What kinds of symptoms do patients experience before receiving treatment?

Arthrodesis is the abolition and fusion of a joint via surgical means. For example, the knee joint is obliterated to join the femur to the tibia. This is done to relieve intractable pain that cannot be managed by pain medication, splints, or other treatments. The typical causes of such pain are fractures, severe sprains, infections, and arthritis. Arthrodesis is most commonly performed on joints in the spine, hand, ankle, and foot. This procedure can also be performed on the shoulder, knee, or wrist.

​What is the impact on patients’ lives of living with these conditions?

Any painful joint can impair normal function. Moving the legs, arms, or spine may be acutely painful and disabling.

What cultural or regional factors affect the treatment of these conditions?

Patients in Cambodia often neglect pain and other symptoms far longer than patients in America, so their cases become more complex.

  • Process
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Risks and side-effects
  • Accessibility
  • Alternatives

What does the treatment process look like?

There are a number of joint arthrodesis surgeries that a patient might undergo. The patient will be examined, and doctors will create a treatment plan for the affected joint.

What is the impact of this treatment on the patient’s life?

The patient will be rendered pain-free. Of course, the patient will experience limited function in this joint.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

Surgery performed on the limbs is not risky. However, spinal fusion procedures can entail a lot of blood loss and are inherently more risky.

How accessible is treatment in the area? What is the typical journey like for a patient to receive care?

Joint arthrodesis is not widely available in Cambodia, as there are only a handful of doctors in the country that perform fusions. Usually, people experience months or years of pain before the joint fuses itself or they manage to find a surgeon to treat it appropriately.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

The alternatives to surgery are bracing or splinting, but these are temporary measures.

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Evans

Evans works hard as a motorcycle taxi driver. He's the second-born in a family of five and had to drop out of school in grade 8 after his parents were unable to pay his secondary school fees. He opted to take a “Boda boda” (motorcycle taxi) job so that he could support his siblings and his children. Evans has two children that he works hard to provide for and he hopes to get married in the future. Now, he worries about not walking again. He is a hardworking and industrious man who makes ends meet for his young children. Two days ago, Evans sustained a traumatic right femur and tibia fracture after he was involved in a road traffic accident. He was rushed to the hospital for x-rays. Because he had an open wound on his femur, Evans was taken to the operating room for emergency washout surgery. A cast was placed and he was admitted to the surgical ward as doctors plan for his care. Evans is unable to walk or lift his right leg due to the fractures. He is worried that he'll continue lying in the hospital bed in a lot of pain. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMH) can help. On September 7th, Evans will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF). Evans will heal and be able to work. He'll be able to fend for himself and help out his family and children. AMH is requesting $1247 to fund this procedure. Being single and without a proper job, Evans has very little to help him undergo this surgery. He has come out to ask well-wishers to help him raise money for his surgery so that he can walk again and continue supporting his family. Evans says, “If I could be walking now, I could be out there looking for a job and supporting my family. I have faith that I will walk again."

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