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Success! Vin from Cambodia raised $465 to fund a fracture repair so she can walk again.

Vin
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  • $465 raised, $0 to go
$465
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Vin's treatment was fully funded on December 20, 2021.

Photo of Vin post-operation

December 25, 2021

Vin underwent a fracture repair so she can walk again.

Vin and her family traveled 3 hours to receive treatment at Children’s Surgical Centre. Her surgery was successful and Vin is thrilled that she will be able to walk again and work beside her husband on the farm.

Vin said: “I am so relieved I will be able to walk again and no longer have pain. I can stand up to cook and help my husband in the fields again. Thank you to all who paid for me to have my broken leg fixed.”

Vin and her family traveled 3 hours to receive treatment at Children's Surgical Centre. Her surgery was successful and Vin is thrilled that ...

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October 26, 2021

Vin is a 39-year-old farmer. She and her husband have been married for 10 years and he is also a farmer.

In August, Vin fell and fractured her left tibia. After the accident she received Khmer traditional medicine treatments but her pain remained. Her neighbor told her about our medical partner Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC) with hopes that she could finally heal. It is difficult for her to walk and she is in chronic pain.

Fortunately, surgeons at Children’s Surgical Centre can help. On October 26th, Vin will undergo a fracture repair procedure, which will cost $465. This procedure will heal her fracture and allow her to walk again.

Vin said, “I hope I can walk easily again so I can be helpful to my family.”

Vin is a 39-year-old farmer. She and her husband have been married for 10 years and he is also a farmer. In August, Vin fell and fracture...

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Vin's Timeline

  • October 26, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • October 26, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Vin 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.

  • October 26, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Vin's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 20, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Vin's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 25, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Vin's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 8 donors

Funded by 8 donors

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