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Success! Chea from Cambodia raised $465 to fund a femur fracture surgery.

Chea
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  • $465 raised, $0 to go
$465
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Chea's treatment was fully funded on June 26, 2020.

Photo of Chea post-operation

July 1, 2020

Chea underwent a surgery to repair a femur fracture.

Chea’s surgery was successful! Her wound is healing normally, and she will soon begin a physiotherapy program to regain mobility. After fully recovering, she will experience reduced pain in her legs and back, and will be better able to walk.

“I feel better that this surgery has stopped the pain in my back. I can sit normally now too. I do hope that I can walk soon and return to work as a tailor again,” shared Chea.

Chea's surgery was successful! Her wound is healing normally, and she will soon begin a physiotherapy program to regain mobility. After full...

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May 6, 2020

Chea is a 46-year-old tailor from Cambodia. She has three daughters and three grandchildren. She specializes in sewing wedding dresses, and in her free time she enjoys cooking for her family, watching TV, and listening to the radio.

In January 2020, Chea slipped in the bathroom, causing a fracture in her right femur. After that, she first received treatment from a traditional healer in her village. After a month the treatment was still unsuccessful, and her injury has since swelled up and her pain has increased. Currently, she cannot walk at all.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, can help. On May 6th, Chea will undergo a fracture repair procedure, which will cost $465. This procedure will reduce her pain and allow her to walk again.

Chea said, “I hope that my femur will finally be healed after my operation, that I can walk again and get back to my sewing.”

Chea is a 46-year-old tailor from Cambodia. She has three daughters and three grandchildren. She specializes in sewing wedding dresses, and ...

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Chea's Timeline

  • May 6, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • May 06, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Chea 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.

  • May 06, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Chea's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 26, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Chea's treatment was fully funded.

  • July 01, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Chea's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 6 donors

Funded by 6 donors

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