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Success! Kheng from Cambodia raised $411 to fund fracture repair.

Kheng
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  • $411 raised, $0 to go
$411
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Kheng's treatment was fully funded on May 27, 2017.

Photo of Kheng post-operation

March 8, 2017

Kheng underwent successful fracture repair.

Following the procedure, doctors applied a cast to his left leg that will be kept on for three weeks. He was given pain medication, and he was instructed to keep his left leg elevated to prevent swelling. His wound has healed nicely, and he does not experience pain. Kheng is now able to walk more easily than before.

Kheng says, “I don’t feel any pain. I can walk well, and I plan to work again.”

Following the procedure, doctors applied a cast to his left leg that will be kept on for three weeks. He was given pain medication, and he w...

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February 1, 2017

Kheng is a 56-year-old construction worker from Cambodia. He is a husband and father of two sons and four daughters. In his free time, he likes to watch Khmer boxing on TV, listen to old songs, and listen to the news on the radio.

In July 2016, Kheng fell from a height of two meters, resulting in a fracture in his left kneecap. As a result, he developed muscle atrophy, the wasting of muscle mass, in his quadriceps. It became difficult for him to extend his left leg, and he experienced a lot of pain.

He traveled for two hours with his wife to reach our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), to receive treatment. Surgeons will perform an open reduction internal fixation procedure, a surgical procedure that fixes severe bone fractures, in his left leg. The treatment is scheduled for February 2, and it will allow Kheng to walk easily again. Our medical partner is requesting $411 to fund the treatment.

Kheng is a 56-year-old construction worker from Cambodia. He is a husband and father of two sons and four daughters. In his free time, he li...

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Kheng's Timeline

  • February 1, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • February 02, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Kheng 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.

  • February 02, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Kheng's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 08, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Kheng's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • May 27, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Kheng's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 17 donors

Funded by 17 donors

Treatment
ORIF / External Fixation / Fracture
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $411 for Kheng's treatment
Hospital Fees
$251
Medical Staff
$147
Medication
$5
Supplies
$8
  • 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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