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February 23, 2020

Pha is a 26-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. He has six sisters, and enjoys playing soccer, listening to music, and helping around the house when he has time.

In January 2020, Pha was in a motorcycle accident and was treated for an open fracture of his left leg at a hospital in the city. Now, his leg has healed but is approximately 1.5 inches shorter than his other leg. He still experiences chronic pain and cannot walk without support.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, can help. On February 24th, Pha will undergo a fracture repair procedure, which will cost $465. Treatment will fix Pha with internal hardware to help his injuries to heal in alignment so he will be able to walk easily again.

“I am so worried abut my son’s leg and I hope that he will feel better soon and will be able to return to work so he can help our family make money again.” -Pha’s Mother

Pha is a 26-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. He has six sisters, and enjoys playing soccer, listening to music, and helping around the ho...

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Pha's Timeline

  • February 23, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • February 24, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Pha 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 24, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Pha's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 26, 2020
    AWAITING UPDATE

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

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Pha is currently raising funds for his treatment.

Funded by 9 donors

Funded by 9 donors

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