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

Rorn
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  • $465 raised, $0 to go
$465
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Rorn's treatment was fully funded on March 13, 2021.

Photo of Rorn post-operation

March 16, 2021

Rorn underwent fracture repair surgery.

Rorn had a successful surgery to remove the fracture hardware helping to heal her leg. Now, she will work with the physiotherapy team for several weeks, and will have her stitches removed on day 14 after surgery. Rorn is looking forward to returning to her daily life, with no pain, and caring for her grandchildren. As a widow, her children and grandchildren are her whole life. They are looking forward to having her back with them and eating her delicious cooking.

Rorn shared, “I’m so happy that my leg is healed. I have no pain, can walk normally, and can go places by myself.”

Rorn had a successful surgery to remove the fracture hardware helping to heal her leg. Now, she will work with the physiotherapy team for se...

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January 12, 2021

Rorn is 70-years-old and married for 55 years, together having 4 sons and 2 daughters. She proudly shared that she now has 15 grandchildren! Currently, she lives with her 5th oldest child since her husband passed away.

She spends her day caring for the house and taking care of her grandchildren. She also enjoys going to the pagoda and cooking for her family.

After a severe fracture of her right leg in a motorbike accident, she had surgery with plate screws put in on her right patella and right tibia. She still has pain when walking and x-rays show that the bone has not healed.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, can help. On January 12th, Rorn will undergo a fracture repair procedure where surgeons plan to remove all the hardware, add a bone graft, and put her leg in a cast for stability. The surgery will cost $465 and she needs help raising the funds.

Rorn and her family are hopeful that with this treatment, she can finally walk easily again without pain.

Rorn is 70-years-old and married for 55 years, together having 4 sons and 2 daughters. She proudly shared that she now has 15 grandchildren!...

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Rorn's Timeline

  • January 12, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • January 12, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Rorn 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 13, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Rorn's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 13, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Rorn's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 16, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Rorn's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 3 donors

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Funded by 3 donors

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