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Success! Srey Mom from Cambodia raised $411 to fund surgery to set her broken leg.

Srey Mom
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Srey Mom's treatment was fully funded on August 31, 2017.

Photo of Srey Mom post-operation

July 7, 2017

Srey Mom underwent surgery to set her broken leg.

Srey Mom’s treatment for her right leg went well. Following the procedure, she had two weeks of physiotherapy at CSC before being discharged. Her wounds have healed nicely and she does not experience any pain. Srey Mom is now able to walk more easily than before.

Srey Mom says, “I’m so happy with the surgery. I can walk better with no pain. Thanks to the staff for helping me. I’m going to work to support my family again.”

Srey Mom's treatment for her right leg went well. Following the procedure, she had two weeks of physiotherapy at CSC before being discharged...

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March 31, 2017

Srey Mom is a 29-year-old garment worker who lives with her husband and daughter in Cambodia. When she is not at work, she cares for her young daughter and cooks for her family.

On December 19, 2016, Srey Mom was involved in a motorbike accident, resulting in a fractured right tibia (leg bone). She went to a clinic for X-rays. Doctors recommended surgery, but she did not have enough money for treatment. She then went to a Khmer traditional healer, but her symptoms did not improve. Srey Mom cannot walk by herself, and she has been unable to work since the accident.

Srey Mom’s grandmother learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), from a tuk-tuk driver. Srey Mom and her grandmother traveled for four hours to reach CSC for evaluation and treatment.

On March 31, surgeons at CSC will perform an ORIF—open reduction and internal fixation—to heal Srey Mom’s fracture and allow her to walk easily again. Srey Mom needs help raising $411 to pay for the surgery, two weeks of hospital care, X-rays, and physical therapy.

Let’s help fund surgery for Srey Mom!

Srey Mom is a 29-year-old garment worker who lives with her husband and daughter in Cambodia. When she is not at work, she cares for her you...

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Srey Mom's Timeline

  • March 31, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Srey Mom was submitted by Anne McMurrey, Stakeholder Relations Officer at Children's Surgical Centre, our medical partner in Cambodia.

  • March 31, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Srey Mom received treatment at Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre.

  • April 04, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Srey Mom's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 07, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Srey Mom's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • August 31, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Srey Mom's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 10 donors

Funded by 10 donors

Treatment
ORIF / External Fixation / Fracture
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $411 for Srey Mom's treatment
Hospital Fees
$251
Medical Staff
$147
Medication
$5
Supplies
$8
  • 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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