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Success! Meng Leang from Cambodia raised $411 to fund fracture repair.

Meng Leang
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  • $411 raised, $0 to go
$411
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Meng Leang's treatment was fully funded on January 1, 2017.

Photo of Meng Leang post-operation

February 1, 2017

Meng Leang underwent successful fracture repair.

Surgeons realigned the bones of his shoulder into a normal position and fixated a wire to hold the bone fragments together. His sutures were removed two weeks after his procedure, and the wire will be removed after four weeks. Following the removal of the wire, Meng Leang will begin physiotherapy exercises to regain range of motion. His wound has healed, and he does not experience pain. Meng Leang is now able to use his shoulder better.

Meng Leang’s mother says, “I’m so happy to see my son do things by himself again. Thanks for all of the donations.”

Surgeons realigned the bones of his shoulder into a normal position and fixated a wire to hold the bone fragments together. His sutures were...

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December 7, 2016

Meng Leang is a 25-year-old bank teller. He has three sisters and two brothers. He likes to watch Thai movies, read magazines, and relax at home.

In September, Meng Leang was in a motorcycle accident, and he injured his right shoulder. He was treated with Khmer traditional medicine, but his symptoms did not improve. It became difficult for him to use his right shoulder, and he was in pain.

When Meng Leang learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), he traveled for four hours to seek treatment. There, he was diagnosed with chronic shoulder dislocation. On December 7, surgeons at CSC performed an open reduction internal fixation procedure in Meng Leang’s right shoulder to relieve him of pain and allow him to use his arm comfortably again. CSC is requesting $411 to fund this procedure.

“I hope that I can use my right shoulder better and without any pain,” he shares.

Meng Leang is a 25-year-old bank teller. He has three sisters and two brothers. He likes to watch Thai movies, read magazines, and relax at ...

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Meng Leang's Timeline

  • December 7, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Meng Leang was submitted by Lindsay Bownik, Stakeholder Relations Officer at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • December 7, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Meng Leang 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.

  • December 12, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Meng Leang's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 1, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Meng Leang's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 1, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Meng Leang's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 5 donors

Funded by 5 donors

Treatment
ORIF / External Fixation / Fracture
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $411 for Meng Leang's treatment
Hospital Fees
$251
Medical Staff
$147
Medication
$5
Supplies
$8
  • 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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