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Success! Phy from Cambodia raised $405 to treat his fractured right femur.

Phy
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  • $405 raised, $0 to go
$405
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Phy's treatment was fully funded on September 16, 2016.

Photo of Phy post-operation

October 19, 2016

Phy successfully had surgery to to treat his fractured femur.

Phy is doing great! The surgery he had to mend his fractured right femur was a great success. Since the operation, he has been resting as well as going to physiotherapy to restore strength. He has been walking much better and says he’s no longer feeling pain. He’s excited to return to his family in good health.

“I’m happy to go back home and work to support my family,” shares Phy.

Phy is doing great! The surgery he had to mend his fractured right femur was a great success. Since the operation, he has been resting as we...

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July 28, 2016

Phy is a 30-year-old farmer from Cambodia who is married with one son. In his free time, he enjoys staying at home and reading magazines.

On June 16th, 2016, Phy fractured his right femur in a moto accident. He is in pain and is unable to walk long distances. He also is unable to do his work on the farm.

Prior to coming to Watsi’s medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), he has only received Khmer traditional medicine in his village. He traveled four hours with his mother to reach CSC for treatment.

Surgeons at CSC will perform an open reduction internal fixation (ORIF) procedure to heal the fracture. Surgery is needed in order to realign the bones into a normal position.

The treatment will cost $405, and will allow Phy to walk easily once he has fully recovered.

Phy is a 30-year-old farmer from Cambodia who is married with one son. In his free time, he enjoys staying at home and reading magazines. ...

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Phy's Timeline

  • July 28, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Phy was submitted by Hannah Callas, Stakeholder Relations Officer at Children's Surgical Centre, our medical partner in Cambodia.

  • July 28, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Phy 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.

  • September 06, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Phy's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 16, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Phy's treatment was fully funded.

  • October 19, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Phy's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 10 donors

Funded by 10 donors

Treatment
ORIF / External Fixation / Fracture
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
  • 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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