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Success! Bunthoeun from Cambodia raised $465 to fund a fracture repair from a motorcycle accident.

Bunthoeun
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Fully funded
Bunthoeun's treatment was fully funded on December 11, 2020.

Photo of Bunthoeun post-operation

June 25, 2020

Bunthoeun underwent a fracture repair from a motorcycle accident.

Bunthoeun’s surgery was successful! His doctors were able to fix his fracture and he is now able to walk without pain. Once he completes his physical therapy exercises, he will gain more mobility.

“I am happy that my leg is straighter than before, I can now walk and move my leg in any direction. I look forward to helping my wife in the rice field again,” Bunthoeun shared.

Bunthoeun's surgery was successful! His doctors were able to fix his fracture and he is now able to walk without pain. Once he completes his...

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April 27, 2020

Bunthoeun is a 36-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. He has one son and he farms rice with his wife. After work, he usually helps his wife with cooking and watching their son.

In November 2019 Bunthoeun was in a motorbike accident that caused a fracture in his left leg. It is still difficult for him to walk, and he is in chronic pain.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, can help. On April 27th, Bunthoeun will undergo a fracture repair procedure, which will cost $465. This procedure will help him walk easily again and move in any direction.

“I hope that I will be able to walk well, so I can go back to return to the rice field,” Bunthoeun said.

Bunthoeun is a 36-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. He has one son and he farms rice with his wife. After work, he usually helps his wife ...

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Bunthoeun's Timeline

  • April 27, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Bunthoeun was submitted by Sieng Heng at Children's Surgical Centre, our medical partner in Cambodia.

  • April 27, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Bunthoeun 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.

  • April 28, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Bunthoeun's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 25, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Bunthoeun's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 11, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Bunthoeun's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 7 donors

Funded by 7 donors

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

Tibarimbasa is a 60-year-old lady from Uganda. She shared with us that over the course of her life, she has had 12 pregnancies all together; including three miscarriages and one lost one-year-old child. Her firstborn is 38 years old, and her last born is now 19 years old. Tibarimbasa and her husband are both small scale farmers, but her husband has had to stop for the time being due to his health condition. For the last two years, Tibarimbasa has been experiencing severe abdominal pains. She has continually visited a couple of health units for treatment, which have only managed to give her medication providing short-term relief. Tibarimbasa reports that she experiences pains all over her body, especially in her arms and her back. The pain prevents her from bending over during farming, which has affected her crop production. She occasionally suffers from mild headaches, and finds it difficult to comfortably turn while she is resting in bed. Upon arriving at Rushoroza Hospital, Tibarimbasa was diagnosed with chronic pelvic inflammatory disease. She needs to undergo a hysterectomy, a procedure in which surgeons will remove her uterus. If not treated, she could develop endometrial cancer. Her existing pains could worsen and stop her from doing her usual day to day activities completely. Her family currently cannot afford the surgery charges, and appeal for financial help. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $228 to fund Tibarimbasa's surgery. On December 11th, she will undergo a hysterectomy at our medical partner's care center. Once recovered, Tibarimbasa will be able to resume her daily activities free of pain and her quality of life will improve. Tibarimbasa shared, “I pray that I may be considered for surgery because my family cannot afford the surgery charges. I will resume farming as soon as possible to be able to take good care of my family.”

13% funded

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$30raised
$198to go

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