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Success! Noeun from Cambodia raised $465 to fund a leg fracture repair surgery.

Noeun
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$465
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Noeun's treatment was fully funded on November 8, 2020.

Photo of Noeun post-operation

January 13, 2020

Noeun underwent a leg fracture repair surgery.

Noeun’s surgery went well and she’s been working with the physiotherapy team to improve the mobility and function in her leg. Surgery will allow Noeun to greatly improve her quality of life and allow her to walk and work without pain.

“I am so happy that I can return to work without any pain and can walk easily again,” she shared.

Noeun's surgery went well and she's been working with the physiotherapy team to improve the mobility and function in her leg. Surgery will a...

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January 9, 2020

Noeun is a 54-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. She has one son, four daughters, and six grandchildren. In her free time, she enjoys spending time taking care of her family, feeding the chickens nearby her house, and watching television.

In May 2019, Noeun was in a motorcycle accident and fractured her left leg. She is unable to walk or do any work, and experiences pain and swelling daily.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, can help. On January 9th, Noeun will undergo a fracture repair procedure, which will cost $465. Surgery will allow her injuries to heal properly and help her to walk easily again.

“I hope that my wounds will heal and I will no longer have any pain and can walk well again,” she shared.

Noeun is a 54-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. She has one son, four daughters, and six grandchildren. In her free time, she enjoys spend...

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Noeun's Timeline

  • January 9, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Noeun was submitted by Lindsay Bownik, Stakeholder Relations Officer at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • January 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.

  • January 9, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Noeun's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 13, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Noeun's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • November 8, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Noeun's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 9 donors

Funded by 9 donors

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