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Success! Lout from Cambodia raised $411 to fund leg surgery.

Lout
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  • $411 raised, $0 to go
$411
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Lout's treatment was fully funded on August 31, 2017.

Photo of Lout post-operation

July 7, 2017

Lout underwent leg surgery.

Lout’s treatment for his left leg went well. Surgeons at CSC removed a plate and 8 screws from his fracture site that was fixated from his previous ORIF procedure. They then fixated a K-nail to stabilize his bones. Following the procedure, he was instructed to keep his leg elevated to prevent swelling and he was given pain medication. He had two weeks of physiotherapy at CSC before being discharged. Lout is now able to walk better and he does not experience any pain.

Lout says, “I can walk better and without pain. Thanks to the staff at CSC for helping me.”

Lout's treatment for his left leg went well. Surgeons at CSC removed a plate and 8 screws from his fracture site that was fixated from his p...

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May 9, 2017

Lout is a 54-year-old farmer from Cambodia. He is married, with two daughters and four sons. In his free time, Lout enjoys feeding his cows and listening to the news on the radio.

In February, Lout was in a motor vehicle accident, fracturing his left thigh bone. He went to a clinic, where surgeons performed a procedure to insert hardware and realign the bone. However, the initial procedure has not proved successful. Lout’s fractured femur has failed to heal properly. He is unable to walk without support and experiences pain.

Lout and one of his sons traveled for four hours to reach our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), for treatment. On May 9, surgeons will redo Lout’s leg surgery. They will remove the original hardware and insert new hardware to heal his fracture and relieve him of pain. Once he has recovered, Lout will be able to work again.

Lout is a 54-year-old farmer from Cambodia. He is married, with two daughters and four sons. In his free time, Lout enjoys feeding his cows ...

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Lout's Timeline

  • May 9, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Lout was submitted by Lindsay Bownik, Stakeholder Relations Officer at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • May 9, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Lout 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.

  • May 12, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Lout's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 7, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Lout's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • August 31, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Lout's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 4 donors

Funded by 4 donors

Treatment
ORIF / External Fixation / Fracture
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $411 for Lout's treatment
Hospital Fees
$251
Medical Staff
$147
Medication
$5
Supplies
$8
  • 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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