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Success! Kalyanney from Cambodia raised $485 to fund a surgery to treat her congenital hip dysplasia.

Kalyanney
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Kalyanney's treatment was fully funded on May 18, 2022.

Photo of Kalyanney post-operation

June 1, 2022

Kalyanney underwent surgery to cure her congenital hip dysplasia.

Kalyanney’s mother was grateful to discover that the Children’s Surgical Centre could treat her daughter’s congenital hip dysplasia. It was important to diagnose the condition early so that treatment could begin as soon as possible. After surgery, she was placed in a spica cast, which she will wear for several months as she heals. Recovery may take three to six months, and she will need physical therapy to improve her strength and range of motion. Kalyanney has avoided lifelong problems and pain with this surgery and will be able to learn to walk normally again, which will transform her future.

Kalyanney’s mother said: “We were so worried my daughter would not have acceptance by others because of her limp, now we have hope that she can grow up healthy. Thank you to the hospital staff for all they taught us, and thank you to the donors who helped to pay for Kalyanney’s care so she can grow up to be a normal child.”

Kalyanney's mother was grateful to discover that the Children's Surgical Centre could treat her daughter's congenital hip dysplasia. It was ...

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May 4, 2022

Kalyanney is the second child in her family. She has a seven-year-old sister who is in the second grade. Kalyanney likes to play with her older sister and with dolls.

When Kalyanney started to take her first steps, her mother noticed that one leg was shorter than the other. This condition typically doesn’t cause pain in babies, so was hard to notice until she started to walk. Fortunately, a tuk-tuk driver suggested that Kalyanney’s mom take to her our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC).

Their family traveled three hours to CSC to be seen by an orthopedic specialist, where she was diagnosed with dysplasia of the hips. Her hip joint is unstable and the ball of the hip slips in and out of its socket easily. If left untreated, it can cause irreversible damage that will cause pain and loss of function and movement later in life.

Kalyanney needs an open reduction of her left hip and a spica cast. The cast will cover her legs from the ankles up to the belly button. This type of cast is used to prevent movement for hip dysplasia, after hip surgery, allowing the area to heal.

Kalyanney’s family has contributed $100 towards her surgery. They need to raise $485 to cover the cost of the procedure so that she can grow up healthy and active.

Kalyanney’s mother said: “I hope my child can have her hip fixed so she can walk normally when she grows up.”

Kalyanney is the second child in her family. She has a seven-year-old sister who is in the second grade. Kalyanney likes to play with her ol...

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Kalyanney's Timeline

  • May 4, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • May 4, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Kalyanney 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.

  • May 4, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Kalyanney's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 18, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Kalyanney's treatment was fully funded.

  • June 1, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Kalyanney's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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Treatment
Reduction Procedure
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $485 for Kalyanney's treatment
Hospital Fees
$70
Medical Staff
$364
Medication
$0
Supplies
$43
Labs
$3
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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