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November 26, 2017

Touch is a student from Cambodia. He likes playing soccer with his friends and spends most of his time reading his textbooks.

Five months ago, Touch was in a motor bike accident that caused a fracture in his right femur. He can’t walk without crutches and is in chronic pain.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, can help. On November 27, Touch will undergo a fracture repair procedure, which will cost $430. This procedure can align the bone and help him walk easily again.

His mother says, “I hope my son can get his leg fixed and walk like before the accident.”

Touch is a student from Cambodia. He likes playing soccer with his friends and spends most of his time reading his textbooks. Five months...

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Touch's Timeline

  • November 26, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Touch was submitted by Anne McMurrey, Stakeholder Relations Officer at Children's Surgical Centre, our medical partner in Cambodia.

  • November 27, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Touch 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.

  • November 27, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Touch's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 05, 2017
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Touch's treatment update from Children's Surgical Centre.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Touch is currently raising funds for his treatment.

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Treatment
ORIF / External Fixation / Fracture
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $430 for Touch's treatment
Hospital Fees
$65
Medical Staff
$277
Medication
$0
Supplies
$80
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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