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Success! Roth from Cambodia raised $465 to fund a fracture repair following a road accident.

Roth
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  • $465 raised, $0 to go
$465
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Roth's treatment was fully funded on December 1, 2020.

Photo of Roth post-operation

December 11, 2020

Roth underwent a fracture repair following a road accident.

After his motor vehicle accident, Roth was unable to walk, had to use crutches, and was unable to work with his family as a farmer. After Roth’s surgery, he stayed in the hospital for several days, and no longer needs crutches or pain medication. He has started physiotherapy, his wound is healing well, and he will be able to go back to farming and helping his family very soon!

“I am happy that I can walk again and can go to work to help my family. I look forward to playing football again soon.”

After his motor vehicle accident, Roth was unable to walk, had to use crutches, and was unable to work with his family as a farmer. After Ro...

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October 15, 2020

Roth is a 23-year-old rice and vegetable farmer from Cambodia. Roth has three brothers and four sisters. He is the 6th child in his family. Roth’s parents are also rice farmers. Roth enjoys playing sports like football and volleyball, listening to music, and fishing with his friends.

In August 2020, Roth was in a motor vehicle accident that caused a left femur nonunion fracture. It is difficult for him to walk and he is now in chronic pain.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, can help. On October 15th, Roth will undergo a fracture repair procedure, which will cost $465. This procedure will allow the bone to heal and he will be able to walk easily again.

Roth said, “I hope I can regain use of my leg so I can return to work and playing sports with my friends.”

Roth is a 23-year-old rice and vegetable farmer from Cambodia. Roth has three brothers and four sisters. He is the 6th child in his family. ...

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Roth's Timeline

  • October 15, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • October 15, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Roth 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.

  • October 15, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Roth's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 1, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Roth's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 11, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Roth's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 7 donors

Funded by 7 donors

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