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Success! Sahall from Cambodia raised $230 to fund fracture repair surgery.

Sahall
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  • $230 raised, $0 to go
$230
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Sahall's treatment was fully funded on December 20, 2020.

Photo of Sahall post-operation

December 21, 2020

Sahall underwent fracture repair surgery.

Sahall’s procedure went well! After his wound has healed he will go through a physiotherapy program in order to ensure he has a full range of movement in his leg. Once he has fully recovered, he will no longer experience pain and will be able to walk easily and be active again.

Sahall told us, “I feel so grateful that I can live without this hardware and walk without pain.”

Sahall's procedure went well! After his wound has healed he will go through a physiotherapy program in order to ensure he has a full range o...

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September 29, 2020

Sahall is a 31-year-old house builder from Cambodia. Sahall has been married for seven years and together they have three sons. The eldest son is in grade two and the younger sons are not yet in school. Sahall’s wife is also a construction worker. He enjoys helping his wife cook and taking his son to school.

In 2014, Sahall was in a motor vehicle accident that caused a severe fracture in his right femur. A nail was put in his femur during an open reduction internal fixation (ORIF) procedure. Now that the bone is healed, the hardware needs to be removed so it does not cause problems like infection or pain in the future.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, can help. On September 29th, Sahall will undergo a hardware removal procedure, which will cost $230. This produce will remove the hardware from his leg and finally heal his fracture.

Sahall said, “I believe the doctors will be able to help me and I will have a good result with my leg once it has healed.”

Sahall is a 31-year-old house builder from Cambodia. Sahall has been married for seven years and together they have three sons. The eldest s...

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Sahall's Timeline

  • September 29, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • September 29, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Sahall 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 30, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Sahall's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 20, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Sahall's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 21, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Sahall's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 2 donors

Funded by 2 donors

Treatment
ORIF / Fracture
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $230 for Sahall's treatment
Hospital Fees
$35
Medical Staff
$147
Medication
$0
Supplies
$40
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 who experience painful fractures or recurrent dislocations need ORIF (open reduction internal fixation) surgeries to heal the injuries. Most often, these fractures and dislocations result from traffic accidents. ORIF procedures require the insertion of metal plates, screws, or rods to stabilize the bones while they heal. Bowleg procedures also require the insertion of hardware, such as staples, in order to realign the legs. Bowleg can be caused both by genetics and by vitamin and mineral deficiencies. However, surgeons may decide to remove the hardware. The most common reason for hardware removal is pain or loss of mobility and range of motion around the ORIF site. Other reasons include infection, nerve damage, incomplete healing of the bone, or an allergy to the implant.

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

Living with hardware fixation causes pain, limits function, and can interfere with daily activities.

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

There is a high rate of traffic accidents in Cambodia because of a lack of helmet usage and weak enforcement of traffic laws. These accidents cause many of the fractures and bone dislocations that our medical partner sees.

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

What does the treatment process look like?

During an ORIF procedure, the deformed or broken bone is correctly aligned into its normal position. Steel rods, screws, or plates are used to keep the bone fracture stable and allow it to heal. Sometimes, bone grafting is needed to promote healing. During hardware removal, surgeons use the previous incisions to find and remove the hardware. In some cases, additional incisions are made to safely perform the operation.

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

Patients will experience restored function and mobility. They will also have reduced pain. Patients can be independent again and return to work, school, and family life.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

This surgery is low-risk and extremely effective.

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 treatment at local clinics or hospitals. Many patients are referred to CSC by word of mouth.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

There is no alternative to this treatment.

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