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Success! Porn from Cambodia raised $465 to fund a fracture repair so he can walk easily again.

Porn
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  • $465 raised, $0 to go
$465
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Porn's treatment was fully funded on March 26, 2021.

Photo of Porn post-operation

March 23, 2021

Porn underwent a fracture repair so he can walk easily again.

Porn underwent a repair of his fractured hip at Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC). Two days after the surgery, Porn was able to start physiotherapy to regain strength and flexibility in his hip joint. His doctors look forward to seeing his improvement when he returns for a follow-up visit in a few months. Porn’s family is relieved because they were not able to work before he came to CSC for his surgery. Now, Porn will return to school, and hopes to play football again soon with his friends.

Porn’s family shared, “We are happy that he can resume many activities and he can return to school.”

Porn underwent a repair of his fractured hip at Children's Surgical Centre (CSC). Two days after the surgery, Porn was able to start physiot...

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January 11, 2021

Porn is a 16-year-old who helps his family in the fields. He has two brothers and is the youngest in his family. Both his brothers are married. In his free time, he likes listen to music.

On December 21st, 2020, he was in a motor vehicle accident that caused an intertrochanteric (femoral neck) fracture of his femur. Porn went to a private clinic for treatment, but still his pain did not resolve. He has now come to Watsi’s Medical Partner Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC) and the medical team found that he needs an open reduction internal fixation (ORIF) of his intertrochanteric fracture. It is difficult for him to walk and he is in chronic pain.

Fortunately, surgeons at CSC can help. On January 11th, Porn will undergo a fracture repair procedure, which will cost $465. This procedure will help him walk easily again.

Porn shared with us that he hopes that he can recover quickly and return to his job.

Porn is a 16-year-old who helps his family in the fields. He has two brothers and is the youngest in his family. Both his brothers are marri...

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Porn's Timeline

  • January 11, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Porn was submitted by Sieng Heng at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • January 11, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Porn 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.

  • January 11, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Porn's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 23, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Porn's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • March 26, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Porn's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 5 donors

Funded by 5 donors

Treatment
ORIF / External Fixation / Fracture
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $465 for Porn'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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Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Kyarituha

Kyarituha is a tailor from Uganda. Kyarituha attended school until reaching secondary school class three, but did not finish her education due to financial constraints at home. After leaving, she enrolled at a tailoring practice. Two years ago, Kyarituha stopped working as a tailor and became a homemaker when business stopped being profitable. Kyarituha's husband is a small scale farmer. Together with their 3 children, the family lives in a three-roomed house. Their two older children are in primary school, which requires school fees that the parents find difficult to supply. During her free time, Kyarituha still enjoys being able to repair clothes for her family and friends. Kyarituha is currently expecting her fourth child. She received full antenatal care at our medical partner's care center, Rushoroza Hospital. When she came to the hospital on July 19th with minor pain, she was reviewed and a caesarean section was recommended by her doctors due to a previous c-section and unfavorable fetus position. The procedure could save her from uterine rupture which puts her and her baby at risk. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMH), is helping Kyarituha undergo a C-Section on July 20th. AMH is requesting support for this $207 procedure that will ensure the safety of both the mother and child. Kyarituha shares her future plans, “I pray for a successful surgery. I will resume tailoring as soon as I gather enough business capital but meanwhile, I plan to start farming to assist my husband in taking care of our family.”

21% funded

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$162to go