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Success! Samnang from Cambodia raised $411 to treat his fractured arm.

Samnang
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  • $411 raised, $0 to go
$411
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Samnang's treatment was fully funded on October 11, 2016.

Photo of Samnang post-operation

October 26, 2016

Samnang successfully was treated for his fractured arm.

Samnang is doing great! The surgery he had to mend his fractured elbow was a great success. Since the operation, he has been resting as well as going to physiotherapy to restore strength. He can now bend his arm much better and says he’s no longer feeling pain. He’s excited now that he’s healed to be able to do things by himself again and regain his independence!

Samnang says, “I thank all for helping me.”

Samnang is doing great! The surgery he had to mend his fractured elbow was a great success. Since the operation, he has been resting as well...

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August 30, 2016

Samnang is a 9-year-old in 4th grade from Cambodia. He has three sisters and two brothers. Samnang enjoys staying at home to read books and play. He traveled three hours with his mom to reach Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC) for treatment.

Samnang fractured his right arm when he fell on August 8th, 2016. He is in pain and can’t bend his right arm. Surgeons at CSC will perform an open reduction internal fixation procedure, which realigns his bone, to heal the fracture and allow him to regain pain free use of his arm. In total, the procedure will cost $411.

Samnang’s family needs financial assistance to pay for this procedure. After the surgery, Samnang will be able to use his right arm again and play with his sisters and brothers.

Samnang is a 9-year-old in 4th grade from Cambodia. He has three sisters and two brothers. Samnang enjoys staying at home to read books and ...

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Samnang's Timeline

  • August 30, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Samnang was submitted by Hannah Callas, Stakeholder Relations Officer at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • August 30, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Samnang 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.

  • September 23, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Samnang's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 11, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Samnang's treatment was fully funded.

  • October 26, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Samnang's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 3 donors

Funded by 3 donors

Treatment
ORIF / External Fixation / Fracture
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $411 for Samnang's treatment
Hospital Fees
$251
Medical Staff
$147
Medication
$5
Supplies
$8
  • 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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81% funded

81%funded
$590raised
$130to go

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