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Success! Chivorn from Cambodia raised $412 to fund a fracture repair so he can use his arm again.

Chivorn
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  • $412 raised, $0 to go
$412
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Chivorn's treatment was fully funded on September 7, 2021.

Photo of Chivorn post-operation

July 14, 2021

Chivorn underwent a fracture repair so he can use his arm again.

Chivorn was so pleased with the results of his operation. He has been working with the physiotherapy team to increase his strength and range of motion, and is now able to bend his elbow and work in the factory again.

Chivorn’s wife shares, “I am relieved that my husband received treatment and can start to use his arm again after no work for several months. He can return to helping support our family and can even play football again.”

Chivorn was so pleased with the results of his operation. He has been working with the physiotherapy team to increase his strength and range...

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May 26, 2021

Chivorn has been married for three years and both he and his wife work in a factory near their home. In his free time Chivorn enjoys playing football, listening to the news, watching TV, and taking his wife to the market.

Two months ago Chivorn was in an accident and fell from a chair, sustaining an injury on his left elbow. At first he received treatment from a Khmer traditional healer but his pain did not go away. A neighbor told him to visit our medical partner Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC). He presented with pain and limited range of motion of his left arm. He cannot work with his left hand. Surgeons at CSC will perform and open reduction for Chivorn to heal and regain use of his arm.

Chivorn said, “I hope I can heal quickly so I can return to work. I am thankful for my treatment so that I can get better.”

Chivorn has been married for three years and both he and his wife work in a factory near their home. In his free time Chivorn enjoys playing...

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Chivorn's Timeline

  • May 26, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • May 26, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Chivorn 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.

  • May 28, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Chivorn's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 14, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Chivorn's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • September 7, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Chivorn's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 8 donors

Funded by 8 donors

Treatment
Reduction Procedure
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $412 for Chivorn's treatment
Hospital Fees
$65
Medical Staff
$298
Medication
$0
Supplies
$40
Labs
$4
Radiology
$5
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

​What kinds of symptoms do patients experience before receiving treatment?

A reduction procedure is needed to correct alignment of bones. After a bone fracture, parts of the bone can become displaced or angulated.

​What is the impact on patients’ lives of living with these conditions?

Living with fractured or misaligned bones can be painful and limits functionality, which can interfere with day-to-day tasks.

What cultural or regional factors affect the treatment of these conditions?

In Cambodia, road rules are largely unregulated and traffic accidents occur frequently, often causing fractures and bone dislocations.

  • Process
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Risks and side-effects
  • Accessibility
  • Alternatives

What does the treatment process look like?

Reduction procedures are classified as open reduction and closed reduction. In an open reduction, surgery is performed to expose the fracture fragments at the site of the injury and realign the bones. In a closed reduction, bones are reset without surgical exposure.

What is the impact of this treatment on the patient’s life?

Reduction procedures can greatly improve quality of life by reducing the pain from the fractured bone and allowing mobility and use of it.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

Closed reductions have fewer risks than open reductions, as they do not carry the potential complications of any surgical exposure. Risks of closed reduction procedures include injury to nerves or blood vessels near the affected bone and blood clot formation. In addition to these, risks of open reduction also include infection and stiffness.

How accessible is treatment in the area? What is the typical journey like for a patient to receive care?

Reduction procedures, especially those that require surgeries, are not easily accessed or afforded by many Cambodians. Patients will travel for many hours to reach CSC for free surgical treatment.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

For patients in need of reduction procedures to reset a misaligned bone, few alternatives exist. Traditional healers are often used, but with unsuccessful results.

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