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

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

Photo of Chamnan post-operation

November 27, 2017

Chamnan underwent fracture repair surgery.

Chamnan’s recovery is going smoothly. He is learning everyday exercises with the physiotherapy team, and will return home soon. He looks forward to the future, and is still interested in going to mechanic school.

He says, “Thanks for helping me. I can go back to work and save money.”

Chamnan's recovery is going smoothly. He is learning everyday exercises with the physiotherapy team, and will return home soon. He looks for...

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November 20, 2017

Chamnan is a tuk-tuk driver from Cambodia. He hopes to attend training to become a mechanic.

At Cambodian New Year in April 2017, he was in a car accident, which fractured his arm. He is in pain and at risk for infection and other permanent damage.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, can help. On November 21, Chamnan will undergo a fracture repair procedure, which will cost $430. This procedure will help restore function in his arm and prevent the issue from worsening.

He says, “I hope I can go back to work and save money for school.”

Chamnan is a tuk-tuk driver from Cambodia. He hopes to attend training to become a mechanic. At Cambodian New Year in April 2017, he was ...

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Chamnan's Timeline

  • November 20, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • November 21, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Chamnan 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 21, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Chamnan's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 27, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Chamnan's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • February 01, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Chamnan's treatment was fully funded.

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