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Success! Puthavy from Cambodia raised $465 for fracture repair treatment.

Puthavy
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  • $465 raised, $0 to go
$465
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Puthavy's treatment was fully funded on November 22, 2021.

Photo of Puthavy post-operation

November 30, 2021

Puthavy underwent a fracture repair treatment.

Puthavy had a successful operation to repair her fracture. Her family is thankful that she was able to receive treatment, and that she will no longer have pain. Due to this treatment, Puthavy will be able to be more independent and enjoy her life.

Puthavy’s mother said: “We are so relieved that surgeons were able to fix Puthavy’s leg so that she can walk again and do what she likes to do. Thank you to the surgeons who were able to help her.”

Puthavy had a successful operation to repair her fracture. Her family is thankful that she was able to receive treatment, and that she will ...

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August 18, 2021

Puthavy is a 15-year-old girl from Cambodia. She lives in the Kandal province with her family. Her father is a tuk tuk driver and her mother is a beverage seller. She also has two sisters who are high school students. Puthavy has experienced deafness since birth, and this has prevented her from attending school like her sisters. She likes to cook food at home, listen to music, take care of her two dogs and go for walks.

In June 2021, she was involved in a motor vehicle accident that caused a fracture of her left leg. She was unable to seek treatment after the accident and stayed at home for a few stays, before her parents decided to take her to a traditional Khmer healer. Her leg became more painful however, and now it is difficult for her to walk.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, can help. On August 18th, Puthavy will undergo a fracture repair procedure, which will cost $465. This procedure will help her walk easily again.

Puthavy’s mother said, “I want to see my daughter smiling and happy again, so she can walk without pain and enjoy time with our family.”

Puthavy is a 15-year-old girl from Cambodia. She lives in the Kandal province with her family. Her father is a tuk tuk driver and her mother...

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Puthavy's Timeline

  • August 18, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • August 18, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Puthavy 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.

  • August 19, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Puthavy's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 22, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Puthavy's treatment was fully funded.

  • November 30, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Puthavy's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 13 donors

Funded by 13 donors

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