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Success! Noeun from Cambodia raised $539 to fund mobility restoring hip surgery.

Noeun
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  • $539 raised, $0 to go
$539
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Noeun's treatment was fully funded on January 9, 2021.

Photo of Noeun post-operation

July 21, 2020

Noeun underwent mobility restoring hip surgery.

Noeun’s surgery was successful. His hip has been repaired and his wound has healed normally. He will no longer experience any pain while walking. Once he has fully recovered, he will be able to walk and run normally and will return to work.

Noeun shared, “I am so happy with the result of the surgery, my leg feels good and I am ready to walk again. Soon I can play soccer and go to work.”

Noeun's surgery was successful. His hip has been repaired and his wound has healed normally. He will no longer experience any pain while wal...

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July 9, 2020

Noeun is a 41-year-old construction worker. He works alongside his wife; they have been married for fifteen years and have two children together. He takes his children to school everyday, and in his free time he loves to play soccer or exercise.

Three years ago, Noeun fell from the roof of a construction site and suffered a traumatic injury to his left hip. He has taken medicine to help with the pain, but lately the pain has gotten worse, and he has difficulty walking and sleeping.

He came to Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC) on recommendation from a neighbor. An x-ray found that Noeun had a fracture in his left hip so doctors now plan to perform a hemiarthroplasty, a surgical procedure that involves replacing half of the hip joint. Once he recovers his hip pain will be gone and he will be able to walk easily and return to work. Now he needs your help to fund this $539 procedure.

Noeun is a 41-year-old construction worker. He works alongside his wife; they have been married for fifteen years and have two children toge...

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Noeun's Timeline

  • July 9, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • July 9, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Noeun 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.

  • July 10, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Noeun's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 21, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Noeun's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • January 9, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Noeun's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 12 donors

Funded by 12 donors

Treatment
Arthroplasty
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $539 for Noeun's treatment
Hospital Fees
$86
Medical Staff
$405
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?

An arthroplasty is performed when a joint is destroyed, causing severe pain and difficulty walking. Joints may become damaged through fracture, trauma, degenerative joint disease, or congenital hip dysplasia. Other possible reasons include conditions developed during growth, such as Legg-Calve-Perthes disease, slipped capital femoral epiphysis, and avascular necrosis.

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

When patients have destroyed joints, they experience pain and are immobile. This typically prevents them from working and supporting their families.

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

Traffic accidents are a leading cause of disability and death in Cambodia. Cambodian roads are in poor condition, and drivers are rarely safe. Fractures, dislocations, and trauma from traffic accidents are not uncommon in Cambodia.

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

What does the treatment process look like?

In order to replace a destroyed joint, surgeons must completely remove it. An incision is made over the affected joint, and dissection is carefully performed down to the bone. A saw is then used to carefully cut the ends of the joint away. The deformed, arthritic bone is removed. In some cases, an artificial metal prosthesis is then fitted to the ends of the bone and secured. A plastic bearing is then placed between the two metal ends of the joint so that the joint can move with low friction. The wound is closed. The patient will typically receive physical therapy, teaching him or her range of motion exercises and strengthening techniques.

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

The patient is able to walk without pain and can return to work to support his or her family.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

Surgery always carries a risk of a death, but such a complication is very unlikely. This surgery is highly successful.

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

Surgical treatment is not easily accessible in rural Cambodia. In cities, it is too expensive for many patients to afford. Patients travel anywhere from 30 minutes to eight hours to reach Children's Surgical Centre (CSC) for treatment. They learn about CSC from family members or neighbors who have received treatment there. They travel with their family members via motorcycle or taxi.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

Patients seek Khmer traditional medicine. They visit local healers, who provide topical and consumable treatment that is often not effective.

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