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Success! Bondit from Cambodia raised $230 to fund a fracture repair surgery.

Bondit
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  • $230 raised, $0 to go
$230
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Bondit's treatment was fully funded on November 19, 2020.

Photo of Bondit post-operation

July 9, 2020

Bondit underwent a fracture repair surgery.

Bondit’s surgery was successful. The problematic hardware on his femur has been removed, and the bone will heal normally. In addition, the infection in his leg has been cleared up. His sutures will soon be removed and he will start a physiotherapy program to regain mobility in his knee. After fully recovering, Bondit will no longer experience any pain and will be able to walk normally.

Bondit shared, “I am happy that I will be able to walk well to school by myself and play sports with my friends easily. My mother was worried about my leg too, so I am glad she can feel better about everything.”

Bondit's surgery was successful. The problematic hardware on his femur has been removed, and the bone will heal normally. In addition, the i...

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June 3, 2020

Bondit is a nine-year-old student from Cambodia. His mother is a farmer and his father sells bread he bakes himself. Bondit enjoys school and works hard in mathematics. His sister helps him with his work and they watch TV together after school.

About ten months ago, Bondit was in a motor accident in which he suffered a fracture to his right femur. His family took him to a provincial hospital where he received two operations, one implanting hardware. His surgical wound became infected, however, and over time he has lost mobility in his knee. Now he can no longer attend school and his family has had to spend above their income in order to pay medicine for his leg.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, can help. On June 3rd, Bondit will undergo a hardware removal procedure, which will cost $230. This procedure will clean his wound and the problematic hardware, and fix the fracture so that it can heal normally. He will be able to walk normally after recovery.

Bondit said, “I can’t wait to get better and go back to playing soccer with my friends at school.”

Bondit is a nine-year-old student from Cambodia. His mother is a farmer and his father sells bread he bakes himself. Bondit enjoys school an...

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Bondit's Timeline

  • June 3, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Bondit was submitted by Sieng Heng at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • June 3, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Bondit 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 4, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Bondit's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 9, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Bondit's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • November 19, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Bondit's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 6 donors

Funded by 6 donors

Treatment
ORIF / Fracture
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $230 for Bondit's treatment
Hospital Fees
$35
Medical Staff
$147
Medication
$0
Supplies
$40
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 who experience painful fractures or recurrent dislocations need ORIF (open reduction internal fixation) surgeries to heal the injuries. Most often, these fractures and dislocations result from traffic accidents. ORIF procedures require the insertion of metal plates, screws, or rods to stabilize the bones while they heal. Bowleg procedures also require the insertion of hardware, such as staples, in order to realign the legs. Bowleg can be caused both by genetics and by vitamin and mineral deficiencies. However, surgeons may decide to remove the hardware. The most common reason for hardware removal is pain or loss of mobility and range of motion around the ORIF site. Other reasons include infection, nerve damage, incomplete healing of the bone, or an allergy to the implant.

​What is the impact on patients’ lives of living with these conditions?

Living with hardware fixation causes pain, limits function, and can interfere with daily activities.

What cultural or regional factors affect the treatment of these conditions?

There is a high rate of traffic accidents in Cambodia because of a lack of helmet usage and weak enforcement of traffic laws. These accidents cause many of the fractures and bone dislocations that our medical partner sees.

  • Process
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Risks and side-effects
  • Accessibility
  • Alternatives

What does the treatment process look like?

During an ORIF procedure, the deformed or broken bone is correctly aligned into its normal position. Steel rods, screws, or plates are used to keep the bone fracture stable and allow it to heal. Sometimes, bone grafting is needed to promote healing. During hardware removal, surgeons use the previous incisions to find and remove the hardware. In some cases, additional incisions are made to safely perform the operation.

What is the impact of this treatment on the patient’s life?

Patients will experience restored function and mobility. They will also have reduced pain. Patients can be independent again and return to work, school, and family life.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

This surgery is low-risk and extremely effective.

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 treatment at local clinics or hospitals. Many patients are referred to CSC by word of mouth.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

There is no alternative to this treatment.

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