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Success! Chhunny from Cambodia raised $430 to fund fracture repair surgery.

Chhunny
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  • $430 raised, $0 to go
$430
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Chhunny's treatment was fully funded on October 13, 2019.

Photo of Chhunny post-operation

September 16, 2019

Chhunny underwent fracture repair surgery.

Chhunny’s surgery went well and he’s been working with the physiotherapy team to improve the mobility and function in his leg. Surgery will allow Chhunny to greatly improve his quality of life and allow him to walk and work without pain.

“I am so happy with the results of the surgery and am glad that my husband is able to return to work and his daily activities again.” - Chhunny’s Wife

Chhunny's surgery went well and he's been working with the physiotherapy team to improve the mobility and function in his leg. Surgery will ...

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August 6, 2019

Chhunny is a 20-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. He enjoys listening to music, helping with the housework, and taking care of his son.

In June 2017, Chhunny was involved in a traffic accident that resulted in the fracture of his lower left leg and ankle. He often experiences pain and numbness, and it is difficult for him to walk normally.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, can help. On August 7, Chhunny will undergo a fracture repair procedure, which will cost $430. Surgery will ensure that Chhunny’s leg heals properly, and that he will be able to walk without difficulty.

He says, “I hope that I will be able to walk without any pain, and will be able to return to work.”

Chhunny is a 20-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. He enjoys listening to music, helping with the housework, and taking care of his son. ...

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Chhunny's Timeline

  • August 6, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Chhunny was submitted by Lindsay Bownik, Stakeholder Relations Officer at Children's Surgical Centre, our medical partner in Cambodia.

  • August 07, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Chhunny 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 07, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Chhunny's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 16, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Chhunny's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • October 13, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Chhunny's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 11 donors

Funded by 11 donors

Treatment
ORIF / External Fixation / Fracture
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $430 for Chhunny's treatment
Hospital Fees
$65
Medical Staff
$277
Medication
$0
Supplies
$80
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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