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Success! Nith from Cambodia raised $465 to fund mobility restoring surgery on his right femur.

Nith
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  • $465 raised, $0 to go
$465
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Nith's treatment was fully funded on January 22, 2021.

Photo of Nith post-operation

October 16, 2020

Nith underwent mobility restoring surgery on his right femur.

Nith’s surgery was successful. The infection in his leg has been cleaned out, and his femur will now heal properly. When he has fully recovered, he will be able to walk without experiencing any pain or discomfort. He will also be able to return to work and to playing soccer with his friends.

Nith said, “I am so happy because I thought I would not be able to use my leg anymore. Now I can heal well, and keep playing soccer and exercising.”

Nith's surgery was successful. The infection in his leg has been cleaned out, and his femur will now heal properly. When he has fully recove...

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August 6, 2020

Nith is a 22-year-old market worker from Cambodia. His parents are farmers and he has three brothers. In his free time he enjoys exercising, playing soccer with his brothers, and listening to music.

In June 2020, Nith was in a motor vehicle accident that caused a fracture of his right femur. His family took him to a hospital in Vietnam for treatment, where doctors installed a plate on the bone. However, the fracture became infected and did not heal properly. The infection has caused fevers and constant pain, and Nith cannot walk without support.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, can help. On August 6th, Nith will undergo a fracture repair procedure, which will cost $465. This procedure will clear out the infection and allow the fracture to heal completely. Nith will be able to walk easily again.

Nith shared, “I am happy that I can get this surgery and that my family will not have to spend so much money to help me. I will be playing soccer with my friends again soon.”

Nith is a 22-year-old market worker from Cambodia. His parents are farmers and he has three brothers. In his free time he enjoys exercising,...

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Nith's Timeline

  • August 6, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • August 6, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Nith 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.

  • August 7, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Nith's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 16, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Nith's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • January 22, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Nith's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 8 donors

Funded by 8 donors

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