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Success! Chandany from Cambodia raised $327 to fund corrective surgery.

Chandany
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  • $327 raised, $0 to go
$327
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Chandany's treatment was fully funded on August 8, 2018.

Photo of Chandany post-operation

June 9, 2018

Chandany underwent corrective surgery.

Chandany’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 Chandany to greatly improve his quality of life and mobility and work without pain.

His mother said, “I am very happy with the results of my son’s surgery. He can walk and move more easily.”

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

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June 3, 2018

Chandany is a young man from Cambodia. He is an accountant. He has six siblings. He likes to read, watch TV, and relax at home.

Chandany has a congenital amputation of his right leg. He experiences pain and has difficulty walking. He needs to undergo a stump revision surgery to make it easier to walk and get rid of his pain. This will improve his quality of life.

Surgery is scheduled for June 4. Now, he needs help funding this $327 procedure.

He says, “After surgery I hope I can walk better and without pain so I can return to work.”

Chandany is a young man from Cambodia. He is an accountant. He has six siblings. He likes to read, watch TV, and relax at home. Chandany...

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Chandany's Timeline

  • June 3, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Chandany was submitted by Lindsay Bownik, Stakeholder Relations Officer at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • June 4, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Chandany 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.

  • June 5, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Chandany's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 9, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Chandany's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • August 8, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Chandany's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 3 donors

Funded by 3 donors

Treatment
Stump Revision
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $327 for Chandany's treatment
Hospital Fees
$86
Medical Staff
$193
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?

Unfortunately, injuries from land mines are common in Cambodia. Patients often undergo limb amputations. Following amputation of a leg, a patient is fitted with a prosthetic limb. Surgeons create a stump with enough healthy soft tissue covering the end of the bone to allow pressure to be exerted on it comfortably. Stumps can become painful for a variety of reasons. This pain can compromise the patient's ability to walk. In addition, as scar tissue matures, it can cause distortion of the stump, which may no longer fit into the prosthesis.

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

Pain, discomfort, and inability to use a prosthesis make life difficult for patients requiring stump revision surgeries. Painful stumps can make mobility difficult or impossible. Patients lose their independence and ability to work.

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

The majority of amputations in Cambodia result from trauma. Patients might sustain landmine injuries or infected open fractures. In contrast, amputations in the United States are usually caused by peripheral vascular disease, associated with a sedentary lifestyle, smoking, and the rising prevalence of obesity and diabetes.

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

What does the treatment process look like?

First, surgeons examine the stump to determine the cause of the problem. The patient may need surgery to cut away infected tissue, refashion the soft tissue covering the bone, saw off more of the bone, or remove a neuroma that has grown on the cut end of a nerve.

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

Walking with a prosthetic limb is much easier than using crutches or a self-propelled wheel chair. Patients can maintain their independence, work, and contribute to their communities. Patients with prosthetic legs tend to experience lower levels of depression because they feel more "normal."

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

This surgery is very safe and very effective.

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

The majority of amputees are people who live and work in the countryside. They make up one of the poorest groups in Southeast Asia and cannot afford treatment in private clinics. Children’s Surgical Centre is the only free hospital in Phnom Penh, so it receives the majority of patients with post-operative stump problems.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

Patients can use crutches or wheelchairs for mobilization. Both of these options are slower, more awkward, expend more energy, and come with their own risks and complications.

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