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Success! Savann from Cambodia raised $465 to fund fracture repair from a motorbike accident.

Savann
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  • $465 raised, $0 to go
$465
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Savann's treatment was fully funded on December 15, 2020.

Photo of Savann post-operation

June 30, 2020

Savann underwent fracture repair surgery to heal an injury from a motorbike accident.

Savann’s surgery was successful. The wound on her left wrist is healing as planned. Savann will need to keep her arm in a sling and do physiotherapy for two weeks. After she recovers, she will be able to use her hand and have an improved range of motion in her wrist.

“I feel glad that after surgery and therapy I will be able to use my arm again. I can carry things, eat food, and change clothes without pain. I will definitely go back to selling noodles at the market as soon as I can,” Savann shared.

Savann's surgery was successful. The wound on her left wrist is healing as planned. Savann will need to keep her arm in a sling and do physi...

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April 30, 2020

Savann is a 49-year-old Khmer noodle seller from Cambodia. She has three sons, one daughter, and one grandchild. They all live together in one home. After selling Khmer noodles at market each day, she enjoys watching movies on TV and making food for her children for school.

In September 2018, Savann was in a motorbike accident on her way to the market. She fractured her left wrist. She went to a private clinic previously where treatments were unsuccessful. She has swelling, pain, and is unable to work with her left hand.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, can help. On April 30th, Savann will undergo a fracture repair procedure, which will cost $465. This procedure will help her be able to move her hand better and be comfortable

“I hope that my hand can work normally again with no pain or swelling. I want to return to selling Khmer noodles at the market,” Savann said.

Savann is a 49-year-old Khmer noodle seller from Cambodia. She has three sons, one daughter, and one grandchild. They all live together in o...

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Savann's Timeline

  • April 30, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • April 30, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Savann 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.

  • May 01, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Savann's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 30, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Savann's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 15, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Savann's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 13 donors

Funded by 13 donors

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