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Success! Chenda from Cambodia raised $412 for surgery to repair her hip dysplasia.

Chenda
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  • $412 raised, $0 to go
$412
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Chenda's treatment was fully funded on October 12, 2021.

Photo of Chenda post-operation

October 22, 2021

Chenda underwent surgery to repair her hip dysplasia.

Chenda and her parents traveled to our medical partner CSC for a diagnosis and surgery for her condition. Recovery will be challenging for Chenda as she will be immobilized in a special cast for up to 12 weeks as her bones heal. After that, she will work with the physiotherapy team to learn to walk again. Once she heals, she will live more comfortably and have a better life ahead.

Her parents said: “we’re hopeful Chenda will grow up as a normal child and others won’t make fun of the way she walks. She wants to go to school to become a teacher. Thank you to the CSC staff for improving her life.”

Chenda and her parents traveled to our medical partner CSC for a diagnosis and surgery for her condition. Recovery will be challenging for C...

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September 1, 2021

Chenda is a three-year-old girl, who lives with her parents and her two-year-old sister. Chenda’s father works in construction.

When Chenda was one year old her mother noticed she had difficulty walking and her gait has remained abnormal for the last two years. Her neighbors told her to come to our Medical Partner Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC) where an x-ray shows dysplasia of her left hip.

To repair this dysplasia, surgeons will perform an open reduction and pelvis osteotomy on the left side. She will be able to walk normally once she recovers and grow up as a healthy girl.

Chenda’s mother said, “I hope my daughter will get well soon and she will be able to walk easily and well after her surgery.”

Chenda is a three-year-old girl, who lives with her parents and her two-year-old sister. Chenda's father works in construction. When Che...

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Chenda's Timeline

  • September 1, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • September 1, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Chenda 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.

  • September 1, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Chenda's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 12, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Chenda's treatment was fully funded.

  • October 22, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Chenda's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 12 donors

Funded by 12 donors

Treatment
Reduction Procedure
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $412 for Chenda's treatment
Hospital Fees
$65
Medical Staff
$298
Medication
$0
Supplies
$40
Labs
$4
Radiology
$5
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

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

A reduction procedure is needed to correct alignment of bones. After a bone fracture, parts of the bone can become displaced or angulated.

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

Living with fractured or misaligned bones can be painful and limits functionality, which can interfere with day-to-day tasks.

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

In Cambodia, road rules are largely unregulated and traffic accidents occur frequently, often causing fractures and bone dislocations.

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

What does the treatment process look like?

Reduction procedures are classified as open reduction and closed reduction. In an open reduction, surgery is performed to expose the fracture fragments at the site of the injury and realign the bones. In a closed reduction, bones are reset without surgical exposure.

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

Reduction procedures can greatly improve quality of life by reducing the pain from the fractured bone and allowing mobility and use of it.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

Closed reductions have fewer risks than open reductions, as they do not carry the potential complications of any surgical exposure. Risks of closed reduction procedures include injury to nerves or blood vessels near the affected bone and blood clot formation. In addition to these, risks of open reduction also include infection and stiffness.

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

Reduction procedures, especially those that require surgeries, are not easily accessed or afforded by many Cambodians. Patients will travel for many hours to reach CSC for free surgical treatment.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

For patients in need of reduction procedures to reset a misaligned bone, few alternatives exist. Traditional healers are often used, but with unsuccessful results.

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