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

Chandy Lina
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  • $430 raised, $0 to go
$430
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Chandy Lina's treatment was fully funded on August 6, 2019.

Photo of Chandy Lina post-operation

May 15, 2019

Chandy Lina underwent fracture repair surgery.

Chandy Lina’s surgery went well and she’s been working with the physiotherapy team to improve the mobility and function in her leg. Surgery will allow Chandy Lina to greatly improve her quality of life and allow her to walk and work without pain.

Chandy Lina's surgery went well and she's been working with the physiotherapy team to improve the mobility and function in her leg. Surgery ...

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April 28, 2019

Chandy Lina is a 25-year-old mother of two from Cambodia. She likes to watch television, take care of her children, cook, and go for walks with her family.

In February 2019, Chandy Lina was involved in a motor vehicle accident, fracturing her left thigh. It is difficult for her to walk, and she often experiences pain and cannot walk without support.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, can help. On April 29, Chandy Lina will undergo a fracture repair procedure, which will cost $430. This procedure will help to realign the bones in her thigh so they can heal properly and allow her to walk normally.

She says, “I hope that after surgery, I will no longer have any pain when I walk, and I can walk like normal and return to my work as a vegetable farmer.”

Chandy Lina is a 25-year-old mother of two from Cambodia. She likes to watch television, take care of her children, cook, and go for walks w...

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Chandy Lina's Timeline

  • April 28, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Chandy Lina was submitted by Lindsay Bownik, Stakeholder Relations Officer at Children's Surgical Centre, our medical partner in Cambodia.

  • April 29, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Chandy Lina 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.

  • May 03, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Chandy Lina's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 15, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Chandy Lina's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • August 06, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Chandy Lina's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 11 donors

Funded by 11 donors

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