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

Thoeun
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  • $430 raised, $0 to go
$430
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Thoeun's treatment was fully funded on May 21, 2019.

Photo of Thoeun post-operation

December 19, 2019

Thoeun underwent fracture repair surgery.

Thoeun’s surgery went well and she’s been working with the physiotherapy team to improve the mobility and function in her arm. Surgery will allow Thoeun to greatly improve her quality of life and allow her to move and work without pain.

Thoeun said, “I am so happy that my surgery is complete, and that I can move my arm without any difficulty or pain.”

Thoeun's surgery went well and she's been working with the physiotherapy team to improve the mobility and function in her arm. Surgery will ...

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April 29, 2019

Thoeun is a 47-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. She has five children, and enjoys watching movies and cooking for her family.

In February 2019, Thoeun was involved in a motor vehicle accident, fracturing her left forearm. She is unable to work and experiences pain near her wrist.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, can help. On April 30, Thoeun will undergo a fracture repair procedure, which will cost $430. This procedure will secure the bones in her forearm so that they will align and heal normally.

She says, “I hope that after my surgery, I am able to go back to my daily life and will no longer have any pain.”

Thoeun is a 47-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. She has five children, and enjoys watching movies and cooking for her family. In Febru...

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Thoeun's Timeline

  • April 29, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Thoeun was submitted by Lindsay Bownik, Stakeholder Relations Officer at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • April 30, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Thoeun 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 3, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Thoeun's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 21, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Thoeun's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 19, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Thoeun's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 4 donors

Funded by 4 donors

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