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Success! Khav from Cambodia raised $465 to fund hip fracture treatment.

Khav
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  • $465 raised, $0 to go
$465
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Khav's treatment was fully funded on September 5, 2020.

Photo of Khav post-operation

March 26, 2020

Khav underwent hip fracture treatment.

Khav’s surgery went well. He will rest with a cast for the next six weeks. He will slowly work with the physical therapy team so that, when his hip heals completely, he will have full range of motion in his leg.

Khav will able to walk again and return to his work at the rice farm. The surgical team is looking forward to witnessing his improvements and has scheduled him for a follow-up appointment to check his progress in the coming months.

Khav shared, “I am so glad that I can walk well again and no longer need any crutches, and that I will be able to return to my work without any pain.”

Khav's surgery went well. He will rest with a cast for the next six weeks. He will slowly work with the physical therapy team so that, when ...

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February 26, 2020

Khav is a 45-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. He has two daughters, and when he is not helping his family around the house with the cooking and cleaning, he likes to exercise and feed the farm animals.

In January 2020, Khav fell off of his motorcycle and suffered trauma to his left hip. He experiences chronic hip dislocation and has daily pain. He is unable to walk without support and has had to stop working.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, can help. On February 27th, Khav will undergo a fracture repair procedure, which will cost $465. Treatment will allow him to walk without difficulty and return to work.

“I hope that my hip no longer has any pain and I am able to return to work and help take care of my family again.”

Khav is a 45-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. He has two daughters, and when he is not helping his family around the house with the cooki...

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Khav's Timeline

  • February 26, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • February 27, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Khav 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.

  • February 27, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Khav's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 26, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Khav's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • September 05, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Khav's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 10 donors

Funded by 10 donors

Treatment
ORIF / External Fixation / Fracture
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $465 for Khav's treatment
Hospital Fees
$65
Medical Staff
$311
Medication
$0
Supplies
$81
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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