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Success! Yaing from Cambodia raised $430 to fund fracture repair surgery.

Yaing
100%
  • $430 raised, $0 to go
$430
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Yaing's treatment was fully funded on January 21, 2019.

Photo of Yaing post-operation

January 23, 2019

Yaing underwent fracture repair surgery.

Yaing’s surgery went well and he’s been working with the physiotherapy team to improve the mobility and function in his leg. Surgery will allow Yaing to greatly improve his quality of life and allow him to walk and work without pain.

His mother says, “I am very happy for the result and thank you for helping him.”

Yaing's surgery went well and he's been working with the physiotherapy team to improve the mobility and function in his leg. Surgery will al...

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January 10, 2019

Yaing is a fifth grade student from Cambodia. He has two sisters and three brothers. He likes to go for walks and watch TV.

A month ago, he was in a motor vehicle accident that caused a fracture in his right femur. He cannot walk and is in pain.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, can help. On January 11, Yaing will undergo a fracture repair procedure, which will cost $430. This procedure will allow him to walk easily again.

His mother says, “I hope my son can walk without pain after the surgery and return to school.”

Yaing is a fifth grade student from Cambodia. He has two sisters and three brothers. He likes to go for walks and watch TV. A month ago, ...

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Yaing's Timeline

  • January 10, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Yaing was submitted by Lindsay Bownik, Stakeholder Relations Officer at Children's Surgical Centre, our medical partner in Cambodia.

  • January 11, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Yaing 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.

  • January 11, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Yaing's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 21, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Yaing's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 23, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Yaing's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 11 donors

Funded by 11 donors

Treatment
ORIF / External Fixation / Fracture
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $430 for Yaing'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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