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Success! Samnang from Cambodia raised $465 to fund an arm fracture repair.

Samnang
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$465
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Samnang's treatment was fully funded on May 3, 2020.

Photo of Samnang post-operation

May 7, 2020

Samnang underwent an arm fracture repair.

Samnang’s surgery went well! His hand is stronger and he can move it in any direction much better and without pain. Doctor’s shared that he may need to change the dressing on the surgery site approx. every 2 days and Samnang will need to do physiotherapy regularly.

“I feel very happy that I can use my hand better, so I can help my wife to reduce her hard work at home, then I can start my job again. Also, I honestly want to go back to the rice field.” Samnang said.

Samnang's surgery went well! His hand is stronger and he can move it in any direction much better and without pain. Doctor's shared that he ...

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April 23, 2020

Samnang is a 42-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. He has one son and one daughter. He has been married for 25 years. He likes to watch boxing programs on TV and help his wife with housework at home.

Eight months ago, a coconut fell on his left forearm causing a closed fracture. He first sought treatment at a private clinic in Komport where they put on a plate and screws but this did not heal well and his forearm is still fractured and causing him pain. His family also relied on a series of unsuccessful Khmer traditional medicine treatments but have run out of money to help him. His arm is still weak, still not healed, and cannot move in any direction easily. He can’t do anything with his left hand.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, can help. On April 23rd, Samnang will undergo a fracture repair procedure, which will cost $465. The procedure will help him to move his arm better.

“I hope that after surgery he will be able to use his arm well so he can go to back to the rice field again. I do not want to worry so much anymore about his forearm problem,” Samnang’s wife said.

Samnang is a 42-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. He has one son and one daughter. He has been married for 25 years. He likes to watch box...

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Samnang's Timeline

  • April 23, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Samnang was submitted by Sieng Heng at Children's Surgical Centre, our medical partner in Cambodia.

  • April 23, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Samnang received treatment at Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre. 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.

  • April 26, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Samnang's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 03, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Samnang's treatment was fully funded.

  • May 07, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Samnang's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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