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December 11, 2018

Panha is a woman from Cambodia. She has one son and three daughters. She likes to watch TV and spend time with her family.

Five months ago, Panha fell down and dislocated her left elbow. She has difficulty bending and using her arm and is in chronic pain. She needs to undergo an open reduction procedure to help her regain function in her arm and elbow.

Surgery is scheduled for December 12 and will cost $390.

She says, “I hope after the surgery I have no more pain and can work normally.”

Panha is a woman from Cambodia. She has one son and three daughters. She likes to watch TV and spend time with her family. Five months a...

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Panha's Timeline

  • December 11, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • December 12, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Panha 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.

  • December 12, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Panha's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 21, 2018
    AWAITING UPDATE

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

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Panha is currently raising funds for her treatment.

Funded by 8 donors

Funded by 8 donors

Treatment
Reduction Procedure
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $390 for Panha's treatment
Hospital Fees
$65
Medical Staff
$277
Medication
$0
Supplies
$40
Labs
$3
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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