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Success! Phy from Cambodia raised $412 to fund shoulder surgery so he can use his arm and hand again.

Phy
100%
  • $412 raised, $0 to go
$412
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Phy's treatment was fully funded on March 4, 2022.

Photo of Phy post-operation

March 16, 2022

Phy underwent shoulder surgery so he can use his arm and hand again.

After taking a neighbor’s advice, Phy traveled to our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), and underwent successful shoulder surgery. Once he is discharged from the hospital, he will return home and work on physiotherapy exercises to ensure he doesn’t lose any muscle mass. With time, his incision will heal and he will be able to return to work and help support his family.

Phy shared, “Thank you for helping me have this operation. I am so grateful that I can work and my shoulder will be healed. I want to go back to my farm and take care of my cows.”

After taking a neighbor's advice, Phy traveled to our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre (CSC), and underwent successful shoulder s...

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December 2, 2021

Phy is a widower and has nine children and five grandchildren. Four of his children are married and the other five are still single. His wife passed away a long time ago due to an unknown illness, so he lives with his first son. In his free time, Phy enjoys drinking tea and talking with his friends.

Phy was in a motor vehicle crash a month ago, where he fell and injured his left shoulder. After the accident, he went to a nearby hospital for medical treatment but his left shoulder is still in pain. He cannot use his arm and cannot work. Now he has traveled two hours to our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), for a diagnosis and treatment.

At CSC, he was diagnosed with a left shoulder dislocation and now needs $412 for surgery to heal his left shoulder. He hopes after surgery, his left shoulder will have no pain, no more infection, and that he will be able to work with his hand again.

Phy is a widower and has nine children and five grandchildren. Four of his children are married and the other five are still single. His wif...

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Phy's Timeline

  • December 2, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Phy was submitted by Sieng Heng at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • December 2, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Phy 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 7, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Phy's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 4, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Phy's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 16, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Phy's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 10 donors

Funded by 10 donors

Treatment
Reduction Procedure
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $412 for Phy's treatment
Hospital Fees
$65
Medical Staff
$298
Medication
$0
Supplies
$40
Labs
$4
Radiology
$5
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

​What kinds of symptoms do patients experience before receiving treatment?

A reduction procedure is needed to correct alignment of bones. After a bone fracture, parts of the bone can become displaced or angulated.

​What is the impact on patients’ lives of living with these conditions?

Living with fractured or misaligned bones can be painful and limits functionality, which can interfere with day-to-day tasks.

What cultural or regional factors affect the treatment of these conditions?

In Cambodia, road rules are largely unregulated and traffic accidents occur frequently, often causing fractures and bone dislocations.

  • Process
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Risks and side-effects
  • Accessibility
  • Alternatives

What does the treatment process look like?

Reduction procedures are classified as open reduction and closed reduction. In an open reduction, surgery is performed to expose the fracture fragments at the site of the injury and realign the bones. In a closed reduction, bones are reset without surgical exposure.

What is the impact of this treatment on the patient’s life?

Reduction procedures can greatly improve quality of life by reducing the pain from the fractured bone and allowing mobility and use of it.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

Closed reductions have fewer risks than open reductions, as they do not carry the potential complications of any surgical exposure. Risks of closed reduction procedures include injury to nerves or blood vessels near the affected bone and blood clot formation. In addition to these, risks of open reduction also include infection and stiffness.

How accessible is treatment in the area? What is the typical journey like for a patient to receive care?

Reduction procedures, especially those that require surgeries, are not easily accessed or afforded by many Cambodians. Patients will travel for many hours to reach CSC for free surgical treatment.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

For patients in need of reduction procedures to reset a misaligned bone, few alternatives exist. Traditional healers are often used, but with unsuccessful results.

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