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

Muth
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  • $430 raised, $0 to go
$430
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Muth's treatment was fully funded on January 7, 2019.

Photo of Muth post-operation

November 14, 2018

Muth underwent fracture repair surgery.

Muth’s surgery went well and he’s been working with the physiotherapy team to improve the mobility and function in his leg. Surgery will allow Muth to greatly improve his quality of life and allow him to walk and live without pain.

His mother says, “My son can move and bend his leg again, so we are very happy! Thank you so much.”

Muth's surgery went well and he's been working with the physiotherapy team to improve the mobility and function in his leg. Surgery will all...

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November 1, 2018

Muth is a rice farmer from Cambodia. He has a sister and two brothers. He likes to listen to classical music and do chores around the house.

Two months ago, he was in a motor vehicle accident that caused a fracture in his right leg. He cannot walk and is in chronic pain.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, can help. On November 2, Muth will undergo a fracture repair procedure, which will cost $430. This procedure will help him walk again.

He says, “After the operation I hope I can walk and return to work so I can support my family.”

Muth is a rice farmer from Cambodia. He has a sister and two brothers. He likes to listen to classical music and do chores around the house....

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Muth's Timeline

  • November 1, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • November 02, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Muth 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 03, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Muth's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 14, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Muth's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • January 07, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Muth's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 12 donors

Funded by 12 donors

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