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Success! Chhang from Cambodia raised $465 to fund a fracture repair to he can walk and work again.

Chhang
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  • $465 raised, $0 to go
$465
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Chhang's treatment was fully funded on March 31, 2022.

Photo of Chhang post-operation

April 12, 2022

Chhang underwent a fracture repair so he can walk and work again.

Chhang’s fracture repair surgery was a success! As part of his recovery process, Chhang will work with the physiotherapy team to stretch and strengthen the muscles in his right leg. Although full recovery may take up to 6 weeks, he looks forward to being able to walk again and return to his work in construction.

Chhang said, “I am so thankful I was able to receive this procedure to improve my life. I want the ability to take care of myself and to work to help my family. Thank you for helping me.”

Chhang's fracture repair surgery was a success! As part of his recovery process, Chhang will work with the physiotherapy team to stretch and...

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January 5, 2022

Chhang is a 22-year-old construction worker in Kampong Speu, Cambodia. Chhang comes from a large family; he has four brothers and two sisters. Several of his siblings are married; he lives with his parents who are rice and mango farmers. He enjoys hanging out with his friends, singing songs, and playing football.

A month ago, Chhang fell off his motorbike late one night on a bumpy road on the way home from work. He suffered a right femur fracture, and lost consciousness. His family took him to the local hospital, who referred him to Children’s Surgical Centre for specialty care of his fracture. He is in constant pain, unable to walk or place any weight on his injured leg.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, can help. On January 5th, Chhang will undergo a fracture repair procedure, which will cost $465. This procedure will heal his fracture and help him to walk again.

He said: “I hope my leg will be fixed, and I will be able to walk again and work to help support my parents and my siblings.”

Chhang is a 22-year-old construction worker in Kampong Speu, Cambodia. Chhang comes from a large family; he has four brothers and two sister...

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Chhang's Timeline

  • January 5, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Chhang was submitted by Ellen Interlandi, Volunteer at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • January 5, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Chhang 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.

  • January 7, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Chhang's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 31, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Chhang's treatment was fully funded.

  • April 12, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Chhang's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 8 donors

Funded by 8 donors

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