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Dina is a woman from Cambodia who needs $430 to fund fracture repair surgery.

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January 29, 2019

Dina is a 50-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. She has four children and four grandchildren, who she likes to cook for and take care of in her free time.

Five months ago, Dina suffered from a motorcycle accident, fracturing her left forearm. This condition gives her pain everyday and she is unable to do her work.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, can help. On January 30, Dina will undergo a fracture repair procedure, which will cost $430. After the surgery, Dina will regain movement in her left arm, allowing her to continue her work.

She says, “After surgery, I hope to no longer have any pain and that I am able to use my hand again for my work.”

Dina is a 50-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. She has four children and four grandchildren, who she likes to cook for and take care of in...

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Dina's Timeline

  • January 29, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • January 30, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Dina 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.

  • January 30, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Dina's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 12, 2019
    AWAITING UPDATE

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

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Dina is currently raising funds for her treatment.

Funded by 6 donors

Funded by 6 donors

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