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Success! Channak from Cambodia raised $304 to fund clubfoot correction.

Channak
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  • $304 raised, $0 to go
$304
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Channak's treatment was fully funded on December 27, 2016.

Photo of Channak post-operation

January 27, 2017

Channak underwent successful clubfoot correction.

Surgeons performed tendon and muscle procedures in his left foot. His wound has healed nicely, and his foot looks much better than before. Channak experiences no pain, and he is able to play with his sisters.

Channak’s mother says, “I’m so happy to see that my son’s foot looks normal. Thanks to all staff for helping us.”

Surgeons performed tendon and muscle procedures in his left foot. His wound has healed nicely, and his foot looks much better than before. C...

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November 23, 2016

Channak is a four-month-old baby boy. He has two sisters, and he likes to stay at home with his mother.

Channak was born with a left clubfoot. He was treated by an organization in Phnom Penh, but his symptoms did not improve. When his parents learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, they traveled for four hours to seek treatment.

On November 23, CSC surgeons performed a clubfoot correction surgery. This procedure will help Channak walk normally. His family needs help to pay his $304 medical bill.

Channak is a four-month-old baby boy. He has two sisters, and he likes to stay at home with his mother. Channak was born with a left clu...

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Channak's Timeline

  • November 23, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • November 23, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Channak 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 05, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Channak's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 27, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Channak's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 27, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Channak's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 8 donors

Funded by 8 donors

Treatment
Clubfoot Repair
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $304 for Channak's treatment
Hospital Fees
$108
Medical Staff
$196
Medication
$0
Supplies
$0
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

​What kinds of symptoms do patients experience before receiving treatment?

Patients with clubfoot experience difficulty walking, as the affected foot or feet are rotated internally at the ankle.

​What is the impact on patients’ lives of living with these conditions?

Patients with clubfoot walk on the side of their feet or ankles, making it difficult for them to walk, run, or use stairs. It can also be difficult to conduct daily activities, such as working or going to school. Patients may also experience decreased self-confidence due to the appearance of the condition.

What cultural or regional factors affect the treatment of these conditions?

Access to affordable or free surgery is limited in Cambodia, so the prevalence of children with clubfoot is higher than in developed countries.

  • Process
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Risks and side-effects
  • Accessibility
  • Alternatives

What does the treatment process look like?

If a patient is too old to receive clubfoot correction through casts, braces, or other treatments, he or she will undergo surgery. The patient may undergo a soft tissue release surgery, a tendon transfer surgery, a triple arthrodesis, or an Ilizarov correction procedure.

What is the impact of this treatment on the patient’s life?

The ankle is corrected and aligned so the patient can walk normally on the soles of his or her feet. This improves mobility and function.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

Treatment for idiopathic newborn clubfeet has a high success rate. In contrast, syndromic newborn clubfeet have a high recurrence rate and may require further surgery later in life. For neglected clubfeet in older patients, surgery is needed and is usually effective.

How accessible is treatment in the area? What is the typical journey like for a patient to receive care?

Access to affordable or free surgery is limited in Cambodia. Patients travel from as many as 12 hours away to reach our medical partner for free surgery. They travel with family members.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

Most of the clubfoot cases our medical partner sees are neglected cases. The patient may have never received treatment, may have received unsuccessful treatments, or may have a reoccurring condition. By the time the patient arrives at our medical partner, there are no alternatives.

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