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Thy is a mom-of-five from Cambodia who needs $465 to fund mobility-restoring fracture repair.

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April 23, 2020

Thy is a 54-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. She has three sons, two daughters, and one grandchild. She spends her time looking after her family and going to the pagoda. She also enjoys cooking.

In January 2020, Thy fell in a deep open pit when walking. The accident caused a fracture on her right tibia. Initially she went to a local hospital for emergency help. The treatments they offered her were unsuccessful and her right leg still has an unhealed fracture. She cannot walk or move in any direction and is experiencing pain.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, can help. On April 23rd, Thy will undergo a fracture repair procedure, which will cost $465. After this procedure, she will be able to move her leg again with no pain.

“I hope that my leg will have no pain, and the bone and wound will be healed,” Thy said.

Thy is a 54-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. She has three sons, two daughters, and one grandchild. She spends her time looking after her...

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Thy's Timeline

  • April 23, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • April 23, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Thy 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 26, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Thy's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 22, 2020
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Thy's treatment update from Children's Surgical Centre.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Thy is currently raising funds for her treatment.

Funded by 7 donors

Funded by 7 donors

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