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Success! Pheun from Cambodia raised $430 to fund fracture repair surgery.

Pheun
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  • $430 raised, $0 to go
$430
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Pheun's treatment was fully funded on February 4, 2019.

Photo of Pheun post-operation

January 16, 2019

Pheun underwent fracture repair surgery.

Pheun’s surgery went well and he’s been working with the physiotherapy team to improve the mobility and function in his arm. Surgery will allow Pheun to greatly improve his quality of life and allow him to work without pain.

His wife says, “Thank you for helping my husband and for his successful operation.”

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

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January 1, 2019

Pheun is a rice farmer from Cambodia. He has been married for 30 years and has one daughter and two sons. He likes to tend to his personal vegetable garden.

Two months ago, Pheun was in a motor vehicle accident that caused a fracture in his left forearm. It is difficult for him to use his arm, and he is in pain.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, can help. On January 2, Pheun will undergo a fracture repair procedure, which will cost $430. This procedure will help him use his arm freely again.

He says, “I hope I can return home and to work soon.”

Pheun is a rice farmer from Cambodia. He has been married for 30 years and has one daughter and two sons. He likes to tend to his personal v...

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Pheun's Timeline

  • January 1, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Pheun was submitted by Lindsay Bownik, Stakeholder Relations Officer at Children's Surgical Centre, our medical partner in Cambodia.

  • January 02, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Pheun received treatment at Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre. 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.

  • January 02, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Pheun's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 16, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Pheun's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • February 04, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Pheun's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 10 donors

Funded by 10 donors

Treatment
ORIF / External Fixation / Fracture
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $430 for Pheun's treatment
Hospital Fees
$65
Medical Staff
$277
Medication
$0
Supplies
$80
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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