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

Tol
100%
  • $430 raised, $0 to go
$430
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Tol's treatment was fully funded on May 25, 2019.

Photo of Tol post-operation

April 25, 2019

Tol underwent fracture repair surgery.

Tol’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 Tol to greatly improve his quality of life and allow him to walk and work without pain.

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

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March 4, 2019

Tol is a 48-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. He enjoys watching television, listening to the radio, and helping his wife with the housework.

Four months ago, Tol was in a severe motorcycle accident that caused a fracture is his left leg. He is unable to walk or work and suffers from consistent pain in his leg.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, can help. On March 5, Tol will undergo a fracture repair procedure, which will cost $430. The surgery will allow Tol to walk normally again and no longer have any pain.

He says, “I hope that after my surgery is complete, I will be able to go back to work and walk normally again.”

Tol is a 48-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. He enjoys watching television, listening to the radio, and helping his wife with the housewo...

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Tol's Timeline

  • March 4, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • March 05, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Tol 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.

  • March 05, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Tol's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 25, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Tol's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • May 25, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Tol's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 8 donors

Funded by 8 donors

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