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Success! Hong from Cambodia raised $430 to fund fracture repair.

Hong
100%
  • $430 raised, $0 to go
$430
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Hong's treatment was fully funded on March 6, 2018.

Photo of Hong post-operation

January 12, 2018

Hong underwent fracture repair.

Hong is doing very well after surgery and is learning to walk without crutches. In two days, he will return home and continue his physiotherapy. Hong looks forward to being able to ride his motorbike and hopefully start working again.

He says, “Thanks for helping me—I can go home and find some work.”

Hong is doing very well after surgery and is learning to walk without crutches. In two days, he will return home and continue his physiother...

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January 8, 2018

Hong is a 47-year-old motorcycle taxi driver from Cambodia. He enjoys using Facebook. He has been married for many years and now has two grandchildren.

He sustained a fracture fifteen years ago, but now the leg is becoming more painful and deformed. He can no longer walk very far, his leg is painful, and he cannot ride his motorcycle.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, can help. On January 9, Hong will undergo a fracture repair procedure, which will cost $430. This procedure will help him walk again.

He says, “I hope to walk well after the operation.”

Hong is a 47-year-old motorcycle taxi driver from Cambodia. He enjoys using Facebook. He has been married for many years and now has two gra...

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Hong's Timeline

  • January 8, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Hong was submitted by Christine Jacobson, Stakeholder Relations Officer at Children's Surgical Centre, our medical partner in Cambodia.

  • January 09, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Hong 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 09, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Hong's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 12, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Hong's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • March 06, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Hong's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 5 donors

Funded by 5 donors

Treatment
ORIF / External Fixation / Fracture
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $430 for Hong's treatment
Hospital Fees
$65
Medical Staff
$277
Medication
$0
Supplies
$80
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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