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Success! Ou from Cambodia raised $465 to fund an arm fracture repair.

Ou
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  • $465 raised, $0 to go
$465
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Ou's treatment was fully funded on December 21, 2020.

Photo of Ou post-operation

July 2, 2020

Ou underwent an arm fracture repair.

Ou’s surgery was successful. The fracture in his left arm has been repaired and will now heal normally. His progress will be checked every two days and he will soon start a physiotherapy program. After recovering, he will no longer experience pain in his arm and will have an increased range of motion in his arm.

Ou shared, “I feel no more pain in my arm, and that is surprising. I am so happy that this problem is finally over. I want to work in my farm again as soon as possible.”

Ou's surgery was successful. The fracture in his left arm has been repaired and will now heal normally. His progress will be checked every t...

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May 11, 2020

Ou is a 33-year-old vegetable farmer from Cambodia. He has three daughters, with two of them attending school. He takes his daughters to school every morning, and after that he enjoys doing exercise, listening to news on the radio, and helping his wife with housework.

In 2018, Ou was in a motor accident that caused a fracture in his left forearm. After that, he went to a provincial hospital, where he received and installation of plate and screws. However, the fracture became infected and has yet to heal properly. Now, he cannot move his arm in any direction, and he is in constant pain.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, can help. On May 11th, Ou will undergo a fracture repair procedure, which will cost $465. With this procedure, the doctor will treat the fracture and help him regain the use of his arm again.

Ou said, “I hope that with the use of my arm, I can continue working my farm again. Most importantly, I just want to be able to take care of my daughters the best I can.”

Ou is a 33-year-old vegetable farmer from Cambodia. He has three daughters, with two of them attending school. He takes his daughters to sch...

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Ou's Timeline

  • May 11, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • May 11, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Ou 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.

  • May 12, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ou's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 02, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Ou's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 21, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Ou's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 8 donors

Funded by 8 donors

Treatment
ORIF / External Fixation / Fracture
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $465 for Ou'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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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.