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Success! Rottana from Cambodia raised $411 to fund a bone fracture repair.

Rottana
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  • $411 raised, $0 to go
$411
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Rottana's treatment was fully funded on August 31, 2017.

Photo of Rottana post-operation

July 7, 2017

Rottana underwent a bone fracture repair.

Rottana’s treatment for his left arm went well. Following the procedure, he was instructed to keep his arm elevated to prevent swelling. He followed gentle physiotherapy exercises at CSC for two weeks before being discharged. Once his wounds were healed, doctors applied a cast to be used for two weeks. Rottana returned to CSC for a 2-week follow-up appointment. His cast and sutures were removed, and another cast was applied to be used for four more weeks. Rottana’s hand functions better than before. He is scheduled for an appointment at CSC to remove the cast, take an X-ray, and increase physiotherapy if the X-ray looks good.

Rottana says, “I am happy with the results. My wounds are healed and I can use my arm better. Thanks to CSC for helping me.”

Rottana's treatment for his left arm went well. Following the procedure, he was instructed to keep his arm elevated to prevent swelling. He ...

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May 24, 2017

Rottana is a 24-year-old vendor from Cambodia. He likes to watch TV, listen to music, and play badminton with his co-workers in his free time.

Back in April, Rottana fractured his forearm in a motorbike accident. He visited a traditional healer for treatment, but his symptoms did not improve. Rottana continues to experience difficulty using his arm and is constantly in pain.

Rottana traveled two hours to receive treatment from our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC). His bone fracture repair procedure is scheduled to take place on May 25, and the $411 will cover all surgery costs.

Rottana is a 24-year-old vendor from Cambodia. He likes to watch TV, listen to music, and play badminton with his co-workers in his free tim...

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Rottana's Timeline

  • May 24, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Rottana was submitted by Lindsay Bownik, Stakeholder Relations Officer at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • May 25, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Rottana 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.

  • June 1, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Rottana's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 7, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Rottana's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • August 31, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Rottana's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 2 donors

Funded by 2 donors

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