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Panha is a 24-year-old father and husband from Cambodia who needs $483 to fund fracture repair surgery on his leg so he can walk again.

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June 14, 2022

Panha is a 24-year-old garment worker who is married and has a three-year-old daughter. Panha’s wife is also a garment worker. In his free time, Panha enjoys playing football, exercising, reading the news, and playing with his daughter.

Unfortunately, Panha was in a motor vehicle accident on May 1st and sustained a fracture of the left femur. He is in immense pain and cannot walk.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, can help. On June 14th, Panha will undergo a fracture repair procedure. This procedure will allow him to walk easily again. Now, he needs your help fund $483 to fund this procedure.

Panha says, “I hope my leg is repaired so I can walk again without pain.”

Panha is a 24-year-old garment worker who is married and has a three-year-old daughter. Panha's wife is also a garment worker. In his free t...

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Panha's Timeline

  • June 14, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • June 14, 2022
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Panha was scheduled to receive 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.

  • June 16, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Panha's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Panha is currently raising funds for his treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Panha's treatment update from Children's Surgical Centre.

Funded by 2 donors

Funded by 2 donors

Treatment
ORIF / External Fixation / Fracture
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $483 for Panha's treatment
Hospital Fees
$70
Medical Staff
$318
Medication
$0
Supplies
$87
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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