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Success! Mouslim from Cambodia raised $412 to fund fracture repair surgery.

Mouslim
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  • $412 raised, $0 to go
$412
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Mouslim's treatment was fully funded on December 1, 2021.

Photo of Mouslim post-operation

September 27, 2021

Mouslim underwent fracture repair surgery and can use his arm again.

Mouslim will remain at the hospital until surgeons are sure he has no complications, then he can return to his province. He’s relieved to no longer experience pain and to see his elbow healing. This enables him to return to work as a teacher when schools open and he’s look forward to playing football and other sports he had been unable to enjoy.

Mouslim’s wife said: “Thank you to the donors and CSC staff for helping my husband. He can start to teach again to make money to support his parents and me.”

Mouslim will remain at the hospital until surgeons are sure he has no complications, then he can return to his province. He's relieved to no...

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August 16, 2021

Mouslim is a 27-year-old public high school teacher. He got married earlier this year, and he and his wife live with his elderly parents and care for them. When he is not working, he loves to read, fish, exercise and play music.

In May 2021, Mouslim fell during a soccer game and injured his right elbow. He visited a traditional healer for treatment, but unfortunately his injury worsened. Now, he cannot move his elbow and experiences a constant and dull pain.

He traveled for two hours to visit our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), after a relative told him about them. Doctors at CSC will perform an open reduction surgery to repair his elbow. Once he has fully recovered, he will be able to move it normally and he will no longer experience any pain. Now, CSC is requesting $412 to fund his procedure and care.

Mouslim shared, “I hope that I can recover quickly, and I am thankful I can return to taking care of my parents and preparing for classes with my students.”

Mouslim is a 27-year-old public high school teacher. He got married earlier this year, and he and his wife live with his elderly parents and...

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Mouslim's Timeline

  • August 16, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • August 16, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Mouslim 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.

  • August 16, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Mouslim's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 27, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Mouslim's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 1, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Mouslim's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 7 donors

Funded by 7 donors

Treatment
Reduction Procedure
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $412 for Mouslim's treatment
Hospital Fees
$65
Medical Staff
$298
Medication
$0
Supplies
$40
Labs
$4
Radiology
$5
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

​What kinds of symptoms do patients experience before receiving treatment?

A reduction procedure is needed to correct alignment of bones. After a bone fracture, parts of the bone can become displaced or angulated.

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

Living with fractured or misaligned bones can be painful and limits functionality, which can interfere with day-to-day tasks.

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

In Cambodia, road rules are largely unregulated and traffic accidents occur frequently, often causing fractures and bone dislocations.

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

What does the treatment process look like?

Reduction procedures are classified as open reduction and closed reduction. In an open reduction, surgery is performed to expose the fracture fragments at the site of the injury and realign the bones. In a closed reduction, bones are reset without surgical exposure.

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

Reduction procedures can greatly improve quality of life by reducing the pain from the fractured bone and allowing mobility and use of it.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

Closed reductions have fewer risks than open reductions, as they do not carry the potential complications of any surgical exposure. Risks of closed reduction procedures include injury to nerves or blood vessels near the affected bone and blood clot formation. In addition to these, risks of open reduction also include infection and stiffness.

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

Reduction procedures, especially those that require surgeries, are not easily accessed or afforded by many Cambodians. Patients will travel for many hours to reach CSC for free surgical treatment.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

For patients in need of reduction procedures to reset a misaligned bone, few alternatives exist. Traditional healers are often used, but with unsuccessful results.

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