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Success! Navin from Cambodia raised $430 to fund mobility restoring knee surgery.

Navin
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  • $430 raised, $0 to go
$430
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Navin's treatment was fully funded on November 22, 2020.

Photo of Navin post-operation

October 15, 2020

Navin underwent mobility restoring knee surgery.

Navin’s procedure was successful! He will need to wear a cast for one month, after which he will start a program of physiotherapy to ensure he has a full range of motion of his leg. Once he has fully recovered, Navin will be able to flex and unflex his leg normally, and will be able to walk without any pain or difficulty.

Navin said, “I have no pain from the surgery and it was not scary. My leg feels better and I hope that I can heal soon, so I can play sports with my friends again.”

Navin's procedure was successful! He will need to wear a cast for one month, after which he will start a program of physiotherapy to ensure ...

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August 5, 2020

Navin is a 9-year-old student from Cambodia. His parents are farmers, and he has three brothers and one sister. He is in the third grade at school and his favorite subject is math. He likes going on walks with his parents, reading science books, and watching TV. He wants to be a police officer when he grows up.

When he was four-years-old, Navin received a poorly administered injection, causing a flexion contracture of his right knee. He is unable to fully straighten his knee.

When Navin learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he and his family traveled for three hours seeking treatment. On August 5th, surgeons at CSC will perform a quadricepsplasty procedure of his right leg so that he will able to straighten his knee easily and walk without trouble. Now, Navin needs help to fund this $430 procedure.

Navin’s father shared, “I will be glad to see my son walk easily and grow up strong so that he can be a policeman like he wants.”

Navin is a 9-year-old student from Cambodia. His parents are farmers, and he has three brothers and one sister. He is in the third grade at ...

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Navin's Timeline

  • August 5, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Navin was submitted by Sieng Heng at Children's Surgical Centre, our medical partner in Cambodia.

  • August 5, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Navin 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.

  • August 6, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Navin's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 15, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Navin's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • November 22, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Navin's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 7 donors

Funded by 7 donors

Treatment
Quadriceplasty
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $430 for Navin's treatment
Hospital Fees
$66
Medical Staff
$158
Medication
$0
Supplies
$40
Labs
$3
Radiology
$163
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

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

After trauma, fracture, or complication from an intramuscular injection, fibrosis may occur in the quadriceps muscle of the thigh. In other words, the muscle's connective tissue may thicken and scar. Patients will experience limited range of motion in their legs. Some may find walking painful, and some may not be able to bend their knees at all. Surgeons perform a quadriceplasty to release the fibrosis and to improve mobility and the range of flexion of the knee.

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

Quadriceps fibrosis causes severe stiffness in the knee and makes it difficult for the patient to walk, sit, climb stairs, or ride a motorcycle—the primary form of transportation in Cambodia.

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

Almost 50% of Cambodians live on $2 a day. Due to Cambodia’s underdeveloped medical system, access to basic healthcare is out of reach for most people. Rural Cambodians self-medicate or rely on local traditional healers, further complicating conditions. Poorly trained health care providers are dispatched to rural and poor parts of Cambodia to offer free vaccinations to children. Most cases seen by our medical partner are the result of poorly administered vaccines.

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

What does the treatment process look like?

Surgeons release the fibrosis tissue and adhesion tissue. In some cases, after the fibrosis tissue is released, another procedure called a V-Y plasty is needed to lengthen the muscle.

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

A quadriceplasty helps the patient regain flexibility in the knee. The patient can resume daily life without pain and return to work, school, and other activities.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

The treatment is effective if proper physiotherapy follows the operation.

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. Even if patients can afford to go to a local clinic for treatment, they might receive poor care and physiotherapy. Patients usually learn about CSC by word of mouth or are referred from other hospitals.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

If quadriceps fibrosis is diagnosed early, a patient can be treated effectively with physiotherapy.

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69% funded

69%funded
$756raised
$332to go

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Neema

Neema is a 5-year-old girl and the firstborn to her mother who has three children. Neema started kindergarten earlier this year. She is a hard-working girl for her age, and looks after her siblings when her mother goes out to work on the farm. She also likes to help her mother clean their home and wash dishes. Neema was involved in a fire accident when she was one year old. She had been left in the care of an older child when her parents went out to work on the farm. As the children were playing, Neema walked into a dying fire that had been started to burn cow dung from the cattle shed. She was rescued by a passer-by and was rushed to the hospital, where she was admitted for two months. Neema's wounds healed, but contractures formed on a finger on her right-hand and the toes on her right foot. Her feet and toes are especially painful when she wears shoes and walks for a long distance. Neema's parents are not able to afford the cost of her procedure that will help to treat her contractures. They depend solely on livestock keeping and small scale farming for a living. Neema's parents had not been able to seek treatment for their daughter earlier due to the remoteness of their village, lack of proper medical facilities, and financial challenges. They appeal for help and support for their daughter's surgery. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Neema receive treatment. She is scheduled to undergo surgery to free up her thumb for better movement and amputate her littlest finger at our medical partner's care center. This procedure will cost $1,088, and she and her family need help raising money. Neema's father shared, “The fire accident has left my daughter with a disability. We hope for her to get treated but we cannot afford the cost. Please help us.”

69% funded

69%funded
$756raised
$332to go