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Success! Kamsort from Cambodia raised $483 to fund leg surgery so he can walk without pain.

Kamsort
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$483
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$0
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Fully funded
Kamsort's treatment was fully funded on November 16, 2022.

Photo of Kamsort post-operation

November 29, 2022

Kamsort underwent leg surgery so he can walk without pain.

Kamsort had successful surgery to repair his tibia, with an external fixation device to keep his fractured bones stabilized and in alignment. The surgery will ensure the bones remain in an optimal position during the healing process. He received antibiotics for a week and spent time with the physiotherapy team to learn how to walk and care for his surgical site and the device. When it is removed, Kamsort will be able to walk unaided and able to return to work on his farm.

Kamsort said: “I am relieved my leg will finally heal and I can grow vegetables without help from others. It has been hard on my wife because I could not walk, and now we have hope that we can return to our normal life soon. Thank you to the hospital staff and donors who helped me to have a good outcome.”

Kamsort had successful surgery to repair his tibia, with an external fixation device to keep his fractured bones stabilized and in alignment...

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June 2, 2022

Kamsort is a 28-year-old vegetable farmer, living with his wife and their two-year-old son. Kamsort’s wife is a garment worker. In his free time, Kamsort enjoys listening to music and playing with his son.

In January 2021, Kamsort was involved in a traffic accident that caused an open fracture of his right tibia. After the accident, his family took him to a hospital where he had surgery. Six months later he had the hardware from the surgery removed. But Kamsort remains in pain, he has swelling around his right ankle, and his fracture has not healed properly, making it difficult for him to walk.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, can help. On June 2nd, Kamsort will undergo a fracture repair procedure at Kien Khleang Rehabilitation Centre. Children’s Surgical Centre is requesting $483 to fund this procedure, which will enable Kamsort to walk without pain.

Kamsort says: “I hope my leg will finally be healed after this surgery and I can walk again.”

Kamsort is a 28-year-old vegetable farmer, living with his wife and their two-year-old son. Kamsort's wife is a garment worker. In his free...

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Kamsort's Timeline

  • June 2, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • June 2, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Kamsort 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 3, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Kamsort's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 16, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Kamsort's treatment was fully funded.

  • November 29, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Kamsort's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 8 donors

Funded by 8 donors

Treatment
ORIF / External Fixation / Fracture
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $483 for Kamsort's treatment
Hospital Fees
$70
Medical Staff
$318
Medication
$0
Supplies
$87
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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