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Success! Orn from Cambodia raised $465 to fund fracture treatment so he can walk easily again.

Orn
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  • $465 raised, $0 to go
$465
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Orn's treatment was fully funded on September 13, 2021.

Photo of Orn post-operation

August 4, 2021

Orn underwent fracture treatment so he can walk easily again.

Orn traveled two hours to have his femur fracture repaired. His condition was painful but nonetheless Orn is feeling ecstatic that his bone can now heal correctly. Orn will work with the physiotherapy team to make further progress and he hopes that soon he can return to his work in farming and construction to feed his family.

His wife said: “I am so happy to see a big smile on Orn’s face as he heals. He can be more independent, go back to doing what he likes to do, and return to work to support our family.”

Orn traveled two hours to have his femur fracture repaired. His condition was painful but nonetheless Orn is feeling ecstatic that his bone ...

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June 24, 2021

Orn is a 56-year-old hardworking farmer. He’s married and has two sons and three daughters. Orn’s wife is also a farmer.

In April of 2021, Orn fell off the scaffolding and fractured his left thigh bone. First he sought treatment at a Khmer traditional healer, but his condition did not improve. He now experiences swelling and pain, and requires crutches to walk.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, can help. On June 24th, Orn will undergo a fracture repair procedure, which will cost $465. This procedure will help him walk easily again.

Orn would like to return to supporting his family, “I hope I can walk easily again so I can work and support my family.”

Orn is a 56-year-old hardworking farmer. He's married and has two sons and three daughters. Orn's wife is also a farmer. In April of 2021...

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Orn's Timeline

  • June 24, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • June 24, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Orn 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.

  • June 26, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Orn's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 4, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Orn's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • September 13, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Orn's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 12 donors

Funded by 12 donors

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