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Chamroeurn is a father from Cambodia who needs $483 to fund fracture repair surgery to heal his arm.

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January 2, 2023

Chamroeurn is a 25-year-old father of one from the Kampong Thom province of Cambodia. He is a construction worker, and his wife stays home to care for their 18-month-old daughter. They raise ducks and chickens at home to support the family’s nutrition needs.

In March of 2021, Chamroeurn fell at his construction worksite, fracturing his left humerus (upper arm). He didn’t have the funds to visit the hospital and used a bamboo splint to help. Unfortunately, his fracture has not healed properly. He is in constant pain and unable to work construction anymore, making it challenging for him to support his family.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), can help. On January 3rd, Chamroeurn will undergo a fracture repair procedure to correct the unhealed fracture with a plate and add a bone graft. This will help his arm heal properly so he can eventually return to work. CSC is requesting $483 to cover the cost of this procedure; Chamroeurn’s family gathered $100 to contribute to his care.

Chamroeun shared: “I hope I can use my arm and will no longer have pain. I need to work to feed my family.”

Chamroeurn is a 25-year-old father of one from the Kampong Thom province of Cambodia. He is a construction worker, and his wife stays home t...

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Chamroeurn's Timeline

  • January 2, 2023

    Chamroeurn was submitted by Ellen Interlandi, Stakeholder Relations at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • January 3, 2023

    Chamroeurn 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.

  • January 4, 2023

    Chamroeurn's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 23, 2023

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


    Chamroeurn is currently raising funds for his treatment.

Funded by 2 donors

Funded by 2 donors

ORIF / External Fixation / Fracture
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $483 for Chamroeurn's treatment
Hospital Fees
Medical Staff
  • 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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