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Success! Hannfa from Cambodia raised $230 to fund fracture surgery for his leg.

Hannfa
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  • $230 raised, $0 to go
$230
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$0
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Fully funded
Hannfa's treatment was fully funded on January 20, 2022.

Photo of Hannfa post-operation

January 28, 2022

Hannfa underwent fracture surgery for his leg.

Hannfa underwent surgery to help heal his fracture and lengthen his leg with a bone graft. This was preventing him from being mobile, but he is relieved that his nagging pain and his limp will disappear. He wants to lead his normal life again. Hannfa shared that he plans to study law and we all know he has a bright future ahead of him!

Hannfa’s mother said: “thank you to the CSC staff and donors for all the help to help him recover after his accident. He is hopeful he will walk normally, play sports with his friends, and attend university soon.”

Hannfa underwent surgery to help heal his fracture and lengthen his leg with a bone graft. This was preventing him from being mobile, but he...

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January 11, 2022

Hannfa is a 17-year-old student with two older siblings, but he is the only child still at home. He just graduated from high school and would like to study law at university. His parents are vegetable farmers about thirty minutes outside of the capital city of Phnom Penh in Cambodia. They sell their vegetables at a local market to support themselves and their family. Hannfa likes to read and listen to music on his phone.

In September 2019, he was driving his motorbike home from school when he collided with another motorbike. He fractured his right femur and his right patella. He spent three weeks in a government hospital and had a surgery with many plates and screws implanted to heal the fractures. His incision has healed, but his right leg is now two centimeters shorter than his left leg. He has a harder time walking and cannot play active sports due to a chronic pain in his leg.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, can help. On January 12th, Hannfa will undergo a fracture hardware removal procedure, which will cost $230. The hardware removal will allow him to walk easily again and eliminate his pain.

Hannfa said: “I want to walk well again and be active. I hope the doctors can fix my leg so I don’t have to visit hospitals again and I can go to school at the university.”

Hannfa is a 17-year-old student with two older siblings, but he is the only child still at home. He just graduated from high school and woul...

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Hannfa's Timeline

  • January 11, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Hannfa was submitted by Ellen Interlandi, Volunteer at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • January 12, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Hannfa 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.

  • January 15, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Hannfa's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 20, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Hannfa's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 28, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Hannfa's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 1 donor

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Funded by 1 donor

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Treatment
ORIF / Fracture
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $230 for Hannfa's treatment
Hospital Fees
$35
Medical Staff
$147
Medication
$0
Supplies
$40
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 who experience painful fractures or recurrent dislocations need ORIF (open reduction internal fixation) surgeries to heal the injuries. Most often, these fractures and dislocations result from traffic accidents. ORIF procedures require the insertion of metal plates, screws, or rods to stabilize the bones while they heal. Bowleg procedures also require the insertion of hardware, such as staples, in order to realign the legs. Bowleg can be caused both by genetics and by vitamin and mineral deficiencies. However, surgeons may decide to remove the hardware. The most common reason for hardware removal is pain or loss of mobility and range of motion around the ORIF site. Other reasons include infection, nerve damage, incomplete healing of the bone, or an allergy to the implant.

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

Living with hardware fixation causes pain, limits function, and can interfere with daily activities.

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

There is a high rate of traffic accidents in Cambodia because of a lack of helmet usage and weak enforcement of traffic laws. These accidents cause many of the fractures and bone dislocations that our medical partner sees.

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

What does the treatment process look like?

During an ORIF procedure, the deformed or broken bone is correctly aligned into its normal position. Steel rods, screws, or plates are used to keep the bone fracture stable and allow it to heal. Sometimes, bone grafting is needed to promote healing. During hardware removal, surgeons use the previous incisions to find and remove the hardware. In some cases, additional incisions are made to safely perform the operation.

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

Patients will experience restored function and mobility. They will also have reduced pain. Patients can be independent again and return to work, school, and family life.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

This surgery is low-risk and extremely effective.

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 treatment at local clinics or hospitals. Many patients are referred to CSC by word of mouth.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

There is no alternative to this treatment.

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