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Success! Puth from Cambodia raised $412 to fund surgery so he can use his foot again.

Puth
100%
  • $412 raised, $0 to go
$412
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Puth's treatment was fully funded on December 28, 2021.

Photo of Puth post-operation

January 5, 2022

Puth underwent surgery so he can use his foot again.

Puth took the advice of a neighbor and traveled over 6 hours with his wife for diagnosis and treatment of his foot and ankle pain. Surgeons successfully repaired his injured nerve, and are hopeful it will regenerate. Although it will take several months for the function to return, he is hopeful he can return to farming to support his family.

Puth’s wife said: “We were in good hands at CSC, everyone was so nice and helpful to my husband. We are relieved that his foot will return to normal and we can support our family. He wants to be independent and run the farm again. Thank you to everyone who helps Cambodians get back on their feet.”

Puth took the advice of a neighbor and traveled over 6 hours with his wife for diagnosis and treatment of his foot and ankle pain. Surgeons ...

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October 28, 2021

Puth is a 50-year-old farmer who tends to rice fields and also raises chickens to earn extra money to support his family.

Two years ago, Puth fell from a water tank and injured his right foot. An open wound developed that was treated with sutures at a clinic. However, his ankle is still in pain and is limiting his movement.

Puth’s neighbor told him to come to our medical partner Children’s Surgical Centre. He arrived with challenges walking normally and surgeons have told him he needs a nerve and graft procedure to heal.

Luckily our partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC) can help. On October 28th, Puth will undergo this procedure to repair his injury. Puth is requesting $412 to cover his procedure and all of his care.

With this surgery, Puth would no longer experience pain and will be able to walk and work normally again.

Puth says, “I hope my right ankle pain is gone after the surgery and I can walk normally like before my accident.”

Puth is a 50-year-old farmer who tends to rice fields and also raises chickens to earn extra money to support his family. Two years ago,...

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Puth's Timeline

  • October 28, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • October 28, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Puth 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.

  • October 29, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Puth's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 28, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Puth's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 5, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Puth's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 9 donors

Funded by 9 donors

Treatment
Reduction Procedure
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $412 for Puth'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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