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Success! Channa from Cambodia raised $230 to fund a fracture surgery.

Channa
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  • $230 raised, $0 to go
$230
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Channa's treatment was fully funded on May 31, 2021.

Photo of Channa post-operation

April 8, 2021

Channa underwent a fracture surgery.

Channa had a successful fracture surgery, and he has been spending every day with the physiotherapy team. This work with the PT team will ensure that function and mobility in his left leg improve and that he is able to return to his work as a chef. The surgery has relieved Channa of his pain, and the surgical team is confident he can even return to playing volleyball soon!

Channa shared, “I am so thankful I was able to receive this treatment, I look forward to returning to my life without pain, and I thank all the donors who supported me for this.”

Channa had a successful fracture surgery, and he has been spending every day with the physiotherapy team. This work with the PT team will en...

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March 23, 2021

Channa is a 24-year-old chef and father to one daughter. When he is not working in the kitchen, Channa enjoys playing volleyball and listening to music.

In 2017, Channa was in a motor vehicle accident that caused a fracture in his left tibia. He went to a government hospital where doctors fixated hardware to treat his fracture. Channa still experiences pain in his leg and worries about the hardware causing an infection. Now that the bone is healed, the hardware needs to be removed.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, can help. On March 23rd, Channa will undergo a hardware removal procedure, which will cost $230. This procedure will remove the hardware safely and allow him to be fully healed from his accident.

Channa shared, “I hope my surgery goes well. I want to heal smoothly and quickly, and be able to return to work so I can support my family.”

Channa is a 24-year-old chef and father to one daughter. When he is not working in the kitchen, Channa enjoys playing volleyball and listeni...

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Channa's Timeline

  • March 23, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • March 23, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Channa 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.

  • March 24, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Channa's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 8, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Channa's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • May 31, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Channa's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 5 donors

Funded by 5 donors

Treatment
ORIF / Fracture
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $230 for Channa's treatment
Hospital Fees
$35
Medical Staff
$147
Medication
$0
Supplies
$40
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 who experience painful fractures or recurrent dislocations need ORIF (open reduction internal fixation) surgeries to heal the injuries. Most often, these fractures and dislocations result from traffic accidents. ORIF procedures require the insertion of metal plates, screws, or rods to stabilize the bones while they heal. Bowleg procedures also require the insertion of hardware, such as staples, in order to realign the legs. Bowleg can be caused both by genetics and by vitamin and mineral deficiencies. However, surgeons may decide to remove the hardware. The most common reason for hardware removal is pain or loss of mobility and range of motion around the ORIF site. Other reasons include infection, nerve damage, incomplete healing of the bone, or an allergy to the implant.

​What is the impact on patients’ lives of living with these conditions?

Living with hardware fixation causes pain, limits function, and can interfere with daily activities.

What cultural or regional factors affect the treatment of these conditions?

There is a high rate of traffic accidents in Cambodia because of a lack of helmet usage and weak enforcement of traffic laws. These accidents cause many of the fractures and bone dislocations that our medical partner sees.

  • Process
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Risks and side-effects
  • Accessibility
  • Alternatives

What does the treatment process look like?

During an ORIF procedure, the deformed or broken bone is correctly aligned into its normal position. Steel rods, screws, or plates are used to keep the bone fracture stable and allow it to heal. Sometimes, bone grafting is needed to promote healing. During hardware removal, surgeons use the previous incisions to find and remove the hardware. In some cases, additional incisions are made to safely perform the operation.

What is the impact of this treatment on the patient’s life?

Patients will experience restored function and mobility. They will also have reduced pain. Patients can be independent again and return to work, school, and family life.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

This surgery is low-risk and extremely effective.

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 treatment at local clinics or hospitals. Many patients are referred to CSC by word of mouth.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

There is no alternative to this treatment.

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