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Success! Saratt from Cambodia raised $273 to fund mobility-restoring ankle surgery to repair a fracture.

Saratt
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  • $273 raised, $0 to go
$273
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Saratt's treatment was fully funded on January 4, 2021.

Photo of Saratt post-operation

July 21, 2020

Saratt underwent mobility-restoring ankle surgery to repair a fracture.

Saratt’s procedure was successful. The infection in his ankle has been cleared away, and the fixation hardware has been placed. The hardware will be in place until his wound fully heals, and he will then start a program of physiotherapy to ensure that he retains ankle mobility. When he fully recovers he will be able to walk with no pain.

Saratt said, “I am happy about the surgery, and my ankle feels better. I will be careful while I am healing, and make sure I get a good result.”

Saratt's procedure was successful. The infection in his ankle has been cleared away, and the fixation hardware has been placed. The hardware...

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July 6, 2020

Saratt is a 29-year-old construction worker from Cambodia. He and his wife have been married for eight years and they have two children, one son and one daughter. His daughter just started first grade and his wife is a factory worker. Saratt likes to take his family to eat at a restaurant a least once a week.

In December 2018, Saratt was in a motor accident in which he suffered a fractured left ankle. His wife took him to a local public hospital where they fixed an external device and performed a skin graft. However, after returning home, his ankle became infected. He experiences pain, swelling, and pus discharge that makes it difficult to walk.

When Saratt learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), he traveled for three hours seeking treatment. On July 6th, surgeons at CSC will perform a debridement procedure to get rid of the infection and correct the fracture with a fixation device. Now, Saratt needs help to fund this $273 procedure.

Saratt shared, “My ankle has had pain for so long now, I just hope that I can walk normally and enjoy playing with my children again.”

Saratt is a 29-year-old construction worker from Cambodia. He and his wife have been married for eight years and they have two children, one...

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Saratt's Timeline

  • July 6, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • July 06, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Saratt 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.

  • July 07, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Saratt's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 21, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Saratt's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • January 04, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Saratt's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 8 donors

Funded by 8 donors

Treatment
Debridement
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $273 for Saratt's treatment
Hospital Fees
$65
Medical Staff
$160
Medication
$0
Supplies
$40
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 variety of injuries related to extensive skin loss and the cause of wounds can necessitate a debridement procedure. These include large open wounds, infection, and third degree burns.

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

Patients who have injuries that are in need of a debridement are in compromised health and at risk of infection from bacteria or viruses entering through the open wound.

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

Road traffic accidents—particularly with motorcycles—and hot water or fire burns are common causes of injuries in Cambodia and can often result in surgeries that involve debridement.

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

What does the treatment process look like?

Debridement is done using scalpels, forceps, scissors and other instruments for large wounds that have deep tissue damage. First, the skin surrounding the wound is cleaned and disinfected. After determining the depth of the wound, the dead tissue is cut away and the wound is washed out to remove any free tissue. It may take the wound many weeks to heal. However, following a debridement procedure, patients will remain at the hospital for only one week for follow-up care.

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

By removing unhealthy tissue from a wound, the wound is able to heal more easily and it reduces the patient’s risk of disease-causing bacteria or viruses entering the body, improving the overall health of the patient.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

Debridement procedures come with minor possible complications that include pain, bleeding, infection, and delayed healing.

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

Severe injuries in need of debridement procedures require surgical operation; affordable surgical care is not very accessible, and so patients travel as much as twelve hours to reach Children's Surgical Centre for free surgery, arriving by bus, motorbike, or taxi.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

Alternatives to surgical debridement include chemical debridement (applying a debriding medication to the wound), mechanical debridement (involves a whirlpool bath, a syringe and catheter or wet to dry dressings), and autolytic debridement (involves dressings that retain wound fluids and assist in the body’s natural abilities to clean the wound). However, these alternatives are not as effective as surgical debridement in treating severe wounds.

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