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Success! Phally from Cambodia raised $465 to fund a fracture repair on his left leg.

Phally
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  • $465 raised, $0 to go
$465
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Phally's treatment was fully funded on December 27, 2020.

Photo of Phally post-operation

July 10, 2020

Phally underwent a fracture repair on his left leg.

Phally’s surgery was successful. His femur has been repaired and will now heal normally. His sutures will be removed after two weeks of recovery time, and Children’s Surgical Centre will schedule followup appointments every three months afterwards to check the progress of his healing. After fully recovering, Phally will regain strength in his leg and will be able to walk normally.

Phally shared, “This surgery fixed my leg quickly, and I will heal and go back to my job soon. I will be able to do all the same activities I did before, like driving my motorcycle well.”

Phally's surgery was successful. His femur has been repaired and will now heal normally. His sutures will be removed after two weeks of reco...

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June 3, 2020

Phally is a 35-year-old fruit seller from Cambodia. He and his wife have been married for eleven years, and have two children together. Both children are in primary school. He likes to watch TV and cook food for his family.

In May 2019, Phally was in a motor vehicle accident with the car. He suffered a fractured left femur. He first went to a local hospital, but did not have the money for treatment. After that, he was treated by a traditional Khmer healer, but his leg became more painful and weak. It is now difficult for him to walk at all.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, can help. On June 4th, Phally will undergo a fracture repair procedure, which will cost $465. This procedure will stop his pain and allow him to regain strength and walk again.

Phally said, “I need to go back to work to keep earning money for my family. I hope that this surgery can help me do that.”

Phally is a 35-year-old fruit seller from Cambodia. He and his wife have been married for eleven years, and have two children together. Both...

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Phally's Timeline

  • June 3, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • June 04, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Phally 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.

  • June 04, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Phally's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 10, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Phally's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 27, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Phally's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 8 donors

Funded by 8 donors

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