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Success! Meat from Cambodia raised $465 to fund fracture repair surgery.

Meat
100%
  • $465 raised, $0 to go
$465
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Meat's treatment was fully funded on October 8, 2021.

Photo of Meat post-operation

October 14, 2021

Meat underwent fracture repair surgery.

Meat and his family traveled two hours to have successful surgery on his right arm and wrist. Meat will stay at the hospital for recovery and work with the physiotherapist to increase strength and mobility. His surgeons look forward to tracking his improvements when he returns in 3 months. Meat is thrilled that he will soon be able to use his arm again so that he can work, carry things, and support his family.

His wife said: “Thank you to the donors who help Cambodians have a better life. This will help Meat return to work to support our family.”

Meat and his family traveled two hours to have successful surgery on his right arm and wrist. Meat will stay at the hospital for recovery an...

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August 26, 2021

Meat is a 49-year-old farmer who is married and his wife sells fish at a local market. He also has two sons and two daughters. His eldest daughter works at a factory in the city and his other children are still in school. He enjoys listening to the radio, watching TV, and meeting up with his friends in his free time.

In April 2021, Meat fell from a tree and fractured his right humerus and wrist. He is in pain and is unable to use his right hand.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, can help. On August 26th, Meat will undergo a fracture repair procedure, which will cost $465. The procedure will help heal his fracture and allow him to use his right hand again.

Meat shared, “I hope I can regain use of my hand soon so I can return to work and support my family.”

Meat is a 49-year-old farmer who is married and his wife sells fish at a local market. He also has two sons and two daughters. His eldest da...

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Meat's Timeline

  • August 26, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Meat was submitted by Sieng Heng at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • August 26, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Meat 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.

  • August 27, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Meat's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 8, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Meat's treatment was fully funded.

  • October 14, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Meat's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 5 donors

Funded by 5 donors

Treatment
ORIF / External Fixation / Fracture
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $465 for Meat'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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