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Success! Hun from Cambodia raised $465 to fracture repair surgery.

Hun
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  • $465 raised, $0 to go
$465
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Hun's treatment was fully funded on February 10, 2021.

Photo of Hun post-operation

February 1, 2021

Hun to fracture repair surgery.

Hun’s arm is healing well post-surgery, and he has started physiotherapy. He will soon be able to use his arm and wrist normally again.

Hun shared, “I am happy that my hand is better, and I can work again. My wife is no longer worried that she has to take care of me.”

Hun's arm is healing well post-surgery, and he has started physiotherapy. He will soon be able to use his arm and wrist normally again. H...

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October 9, 2020

Hun is a 19-year-old vehicle repair mechanic from Cambodia. He and his wife were recently married, and have one son together. They live with his parents, who are farmers, and his wife helps with the farm work. When he is not working, he takes care of his son, helps his parents and his wife with their work, and enjoys listening to music.

In July 2020, he was in a motor vehicle accident that caused a fracture in his left wrist. He went to a hospital in his home province after the accident, but he did not receive treatment. It is difficult for him to use his hand or arm, and he is still in pain.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, can help. On October 8th, Hun will undergo a fracture repair procedure, which will cost $465. This procedure will allow him to use his hand and arm easily again.

Hun told us, “I hope that my wrist will heal quickly and I can return to work. I need to twist my arm a lot in my work, so it is impossible with my injury.”

Hun is a 19-year-old vehicle repair mechanic from Cambodia. He and his wife were recently married, and have one son together. They live with...

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Hun's Timeline

  • October 8, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Hun 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 9, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • October 9, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Hun's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 1, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Hun's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • February 10, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Hun's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 9 donors

Funded by 9 donors

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