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Tol is a man from Cambodia who needs $390 to fund dislocation repair surgery.

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February 6, 2019

Tol is a man from Cambodia. He has five children.

Because of the dislocation in his elbow, Tol finds it difficult to farm his rice fields, which makes it difficult for him to earn any money for his family. He really likes to participate in sports, but since his accident five months ago, he has been unable to do any of the activities he enjoys.

Fortunately, Tol is scheduled to undergo a $390 dislocation repair surgery on February 7. After surgery, he is looking forward to being able to take care of his kids without any restrictions.

He says, “After surgery, I hope I can move my elbow and can do all my work like normal.”

Tol is a man from Cambodia. He has five children. Because of the dislocation in his elbow, Tol finds it difficult to farm his rice field...

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Tol's Timeline

  • February 6, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Tol was submitted by Lindsay Bownik, Stakeholder Relations Officer at Children's Surgical Centre, our medical partner in Cambodia.

  • February 07, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Tol 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.

  • February 11, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Tol's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 15, 2019
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Tol's treatment update from Children's Surgical Centre.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Tol is currently raising funds for his treatment.

Funded by 4 donors

Funded by 4 donors

Treatment
Reduction Procedure
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $390 for Tol's treatment
Hospital Fees
$65
Medical Staff
$277
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?

A reduction procedure is needed to correct alignment of bones. After a bone fracture, parts of the bone can become displaced or angulated.

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

Living with fractured or misaligned bones can be painful and limits functionality, which can interfere with day-to-day tasks.

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

In Cambodia, road rules are largely unregulated and traffic accidents occur frequently, often causing fractures and bone dislocations.

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

What does the treatment process look like?

Reduction procedures are classified as open reduction and closed reduction. In an open reduction, surgery is performed to expose the fracture fragments at the site of the injury and realign the bones. In a closed reduction, bones are reset without surgical exposure.

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

Reduction procedures can greatly improve quality of life by reducing the pain from the fractured bone and allowing mobility and use of it.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

Closed reductions have fewer risks than open reductions, as they do not carry the potential complications of any surgical exposure. Risks of closed reduction procedures include injury to nerves or blood vessels near the affected bone and blood clot formation. In addition to these, risks of open reduction also include infection and stiffness.

How accessible is treatment in the area? What is the typical journey like for a patient to receive care?

Reduction procedures, especially those that require surgeries, are not easily accessed or afforded by many Cambodians. Patients will travel for many hours to reach CSC for free surgical treatment.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

For patients in need of reduction procedures to reset a misaligned bone, few alternatives exist. Traditional healers are often used, but with unsuccessful results.

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