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Success! Sivutha from Cambodia raised $465 to fund fracture repair surgery so he can walk easily.

Sivutha
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  • $465 raised, $0 to go
$465
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$0
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Fully funded
Sivutha's treatment was fully funded on March 12, 2022.

Photo of Sivutha post-operation

April 1, 2022

Sivutha underwent fracture repair surgery so he can walk easily.

Sivutha was in great pain when he first arrived at the hospital and was unsure anything could help. After surgery, he was relieved that surgeons were able to fix the metal plate so that his bone will heal properly. Sivutha learned how to strengthen his leg via physical therapy so he can walk easily again. He shared that he is anxious to return to his job in the market to support his family and feel useful again.

Sivutha’s wife said: “Our family is relieved my husband’s leg will be better. Sivutha usually takes the grandchildren to school on his motorbike and has been unable to do that. The children look forward to him doing that again. Thank you to the donors and the staff of CSC for healing my husband.”

Sivutha was in great pain when he first arrived at the hospital and was unsure anything could help. After surgery, he was relieved that surg...

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December 7, 2021

Sivutha is a 61-year-old egg seller with has five children (two sons and three daughters) and five grandchildren. All of his children are married except for his youngest daughter. Sivutha’s wife is also a seller at their local market.

In November, Sivutha fractured his right tibia in a motor vehicle accident. He received care at the government hospital but could not pay for follow-up treatment or medication. Now, his wound has split at the metal plate and is infected. As a result, Sivutha experiences pain and has difficulty walking.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), can help. On December 7th, Sivutha will undergo a fracture repair procedure. Surgeons will perform a debridement and implant antibiotic beads to speed up healing. This procedure will help him walk easily again and heal the infection. CSC is requesting $465 to fund Sivutha’s surgery.

Sivutha shared that he hopes his wound will heal and he will walk easily again.

Sivutha is a 61-year-old egg seller with has five children (two sons and three daughters) and five grandchildren. All of his children are ma...

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Sivutha's Timeline

  • December 7, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • December 7, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Sivutha 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.

  • December 13, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Sivutha's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 12, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Sivutha's treatment was fully funded.

  • April 1, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Sivutha's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 7 donors

Funded by 7 donors

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