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

Nareach
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  • $430 raised, $0 to go
$430
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Nareach's treatment was fully funded on February 1, 2018.

Photo of Nareach post-operation

December 15, 2017

Nareach underwent fracture repair.

Nareach’s surgery went well and he is doing physiotherapy as his function improves. He says he’s in less pain and looks forward to going back to work when he’s healed.

His mother said, “Thanks for helping my son.”

Nareach's surgery went well and he is doing physiotherapy as his function improves. He says he's in less pain and looks forward to going bac...

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December 8, 2017

Nareach is a garment factory worker from Cambodia. He has three brothers and two sisters.

In October 2017, he hit something in the road and fell off his motorbike, breaking his arm. He can’t use his arm properly, and is unable to work.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, can help. On December 8, Nareach will undergo a fracture repair procedure, which will cost $430. Surgery can fuse the bone and help him return to work.

His mother says, “I hope my son can get better and use his arm again.”

Nareach is a garment factory worker from Cambodia. He has three brothers and two sisters. In October 2017, he hit something in the road a...

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Nareach's Timeline

  • December 8, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • December 08, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Nareach 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 11, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Nareach's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 15, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Nareach's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • February 01, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Nareach's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 1 donor

Funded by 1 donor

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