Meet another patient

Watsi logo blueWatsi

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

Kha
100%
  • $430 raised, $0 to go
$430
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Kha's treatment was fully funded on June 25, 2018.

Photo of Kha post-operation

May 9, 2018

Kha underwent fracture repair surgery.

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

He says, “I am happy with the result of the surgery because I can work complete again.”

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

Read more
April 26, 2018

Kha is a corn farmer from Cambodia. He has two sons, two daughters, and six grandchildren.

Four months ago, Kha was a motor vehicle accident that caused a fracture in his left forearm. It is difficult for him to use his arm and lift things. He is in chronic pain.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, can help. On April 27, Kha will undergo a fracture repair procedure, which will cost $430. This procedure will help him regain function of his arm again.

He says, “I hope after the operation I can bend and move my arm without pain.”

Kha is a corn farmer from Cambodia. He has two sons, two daughters, and six grandchildren. Four months ago, Kha was a motor vehicle accid...

Read more

Kha's Timeline

  • April 26, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • April 27, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Kha 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.

  • April 27, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Kha's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 09, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Kha's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • June 25, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Kha'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 Kha'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.

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.