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Success! Hak from Cambodia raised $411 to fund shoulder surgery.

Hak
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$411
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Hak's treatment was fully funded on July 24, 2017.

Photo of Hak post-operation

April 12, 2017

Hak underwent shoulder surgery.

Hak’s treatment for his left shoulder went well. Surgeons at CSC performed an ORIF procedure and fixated a pin to stabilize the fracture site. Following the procedure, he was given pain medication. He was instructed to keep the pin for approximately three weeks and to use an arm sling for support. His wound has healed nicely, and he does not experience any pain. Hak is now able to move his shoulder more easily than before.

Hak says, “I am not in pain anymore. I am going to work again.”

Hak's treatment for his left shoulder went well. Surgeons at CSC performed an ORIF procedure and fixated a pin to stabilize the fracture sit...

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February 15, 2017

Hak is a 26-year-old factory worker from Cambodia. He is married and has one son. In his free time, Hak enjoys watching TV, listening to music, and looking after his son.

Hak’s left shoulder is dislocated, making it difficult for him to use his arm and causing him pain. His doctor at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), has recommended an ORIF (open reduction internal fixation) surgery to appropriately realign his left shoulder.

CSC has requested $411 for Hak’s procedure and hospital stay, scheduled for February 15. After the surgery, Hak will be able to move freely again.

Hak is a 26-year-old factory worker from Cambodia. He is married and has one son. In his free time, Hak enjoys watching TV, listening to mus...

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Hak's Timeline

  • February 15, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Hak was submitted by Korng Hout, Accountant at Children's Surgical Centre, our medical partner in Cambodia.

  • February 15, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Hak 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 21, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Hak's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 12, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Hak's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • July 24, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Hak's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 15 donors

Funded by 15 donors

Treatment
ORIF / External Fixation / Fracture
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $411 for Hak'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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