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Success! Sinath from Cambodia raised $446 to fund an amputation so he can learn to walk again.

Sinath
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  • $446 raised, $0 to go
$446
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Sinath's treatment was fully funded on April 26, 2021.

Photo of Sinath post-operation

March 29, 2021

Sinath underwent an amputation so he can begin to walk again.

Sinath had an extensive surgical procedure to amputate his leg above his left knee in order to remove the cancerous bone. He will remain on antibiotics for three days to decrease the risk of infection, and start working with the physiotherapy team. After his stump has healed, he will be fitted for a prosthesis so he can have movement again and greater independence back in his life.

Sinath’s wife shared, “I’m very happy to see my husband will soon walk without pain anymore. Thank you to the surgery and physiotherapy team for your help.”

Sinath had an extensive surgical procedure to amputate his leg above his left knee in order to remove the cancerous bone. He will remain on ...

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February 1, 2021

Sinath is 37 years old man and about a year ago, Sinath had a tumor removed from his right knee. His knee continued to bother him, and he was unable to walk and felt poorly. More recently, Sinath fell off his motorbike and reinjured the same knee, which became more swollen and feels more painful at night. He is not able to walk without support. Doctors conducted a biopsy, which showed he has chondrosarcoma, a type of bone cancer that develops in cartilage cells. Doctors have recommended that the best course of action for him is an amputation above his left knee and then he can begin to have his mobility back and be more independent.

Sinath will be receiving assistance from our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre. Fortunately, he is scheduled to undergo an amputation surgery on February 2nd. Children’s Surgical Centre is requesting $446 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care. Once fully recovered, he will be free of pain and will slowly learn to walk again.

Sinath shared, “I hope that my right knee will have no pain nor wound infection after my surgery, and that I will heal quickly.”

Sinath is 37 years old man and about a year ago, Sinath had a tumor removed from his right knee. His knee continued to bother him, and he wa...

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Sinath's Timeline

  • February 1, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • February 2, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Sinath 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.

  • February 4, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Sinath's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 29, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Sinath's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • April 26, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Sinath's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 12 donors

Funded by 12 donors

Treatment
Amputation
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $446 for Sinath's treatment
Hospital Fees
$86
Medical Staff
$353
Medication
$0
Supplies
$3
Labs
$3
Radiology
$1
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

​What kinds of symptoms do patients experience before receiving treatment?

Often, patients in need of an amputation have inadequate blood circulation in an area of the body, causing affected tissues to die and allowing infection to develop. Other causes include severe injury, severe burn, serious infection that does not improve with other treatments, or thickening of nerve tissue.

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

Without treatment, patients are in pain and have difficulty using the affected area of the body. It may be difficult to conduct daily activities, work, or attend school.

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

Severe injuries caused by traffic accidents or burns are common in Cambodia. Due to the limited availability of free treatment in Cambodia, injuries are ineffectively treated by Khmer traditional healers or not treated at all, causing symptoms to worsen over time.

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

What does the treatment process look like?

Amputation is the surgical removal of all or part of a limb or extremity. Surgeons remove all damaged tissue, leaving as much healthy tissue as possible. They smooth uneven areas of bone, seal blood vessels and nerves, and cut and shape muscles at the end of the limb.

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

Amputation improves quality of life for patients. It relieves major pain and prevents infection from spreading.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

Amputation is a low-risk, effective surgery. However, complications may include blood clots and slow wound healing.

How accessible is treatment in the area? What is the typical journey like for a patient to receive care?

Access to affordable or free surgery is limited in Cambodia. Patients travel for as long as twelve hours to reach Children's Surgical Centre for free surgery. They arrive by bus, motorbike, or taxi with a family member.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

Procedures that open blocked arteries may help restore blood flow. However, in the majority of cases, amputation is the only effective solution for healing.

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