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Success! Phalla from Cambodia raised $465 to fund ankle surgery from a motorcycle accident.

Phalla
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  • $465 raised, $0 to go
$465
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Phalla's treatment was fully funded on December 14, 2020.

Photo of Phalla post-operation

June 26, 2020

Phalla underwent ankle surgery to repair a motorcycle injury.

Phalla’s surgery was successful! Her doctors repaired her fractured ankle and she is not experiencing any pain. Once her wound heals she will begin physiotherapy to help her walk again. She will now be able to spend more time with her six children, two sisters, and four brother and sell vegetables at the market. Her quality of life will significantly improve.

“I feel grateful that the doctor performed my ankle surgery well. Now, I can walk without pain and soon I will be able to return to selling vegetables,” shared Phalla.

Phalla's surgery was successful! Her doctors repaired her fractured ankle and she is not experiencing any pain. Once her wound heals she wil...

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April 29, 2020

Phalla is a 60-year-old vegetable seller from Cambodia. She is a widow with six children, two sisters, and four brothers. She goes to sell vegetables at the market every day, and enjoys cooking and watching movies on TV at home.

In January 2020, Phalla was in an accident when an animal ran into her while she was driving her motorcycle. She endured a left ankle fracture and the treatment provided to her at her local referral health center did not help her much. She is still walking with a crutch. She is in pain and cannot walk well.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, can help. On April 29, Phalla will undergo a fracture repair procedure, which will cost $465. With this procedure, she will be able to walk again without a crutch

“I hope that I can walk better without any pain and not have to rely on the crutch. Also, I hope to drive my motorcycle and return to selling vegetables at the market again,” Phalla said.

Phalla is a 60-year-old vegetable seller from Cambodia. She is a widow with six children, two sisters, and four brothers. She goes to sell v...

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Phalla's Timeline

  • April 29, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Phalla was submitted by Sieng Heng at Children's Surgical Centre, our medical partner in Cambodia.

  • April 29, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Phalla 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.

  • April 30, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Phalla's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 26, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Phalla's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 14, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Phalla's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 11 donors

Funded by 11 donors

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