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Success! Siroeung from Cambodia raised $230 to fund hardware removal surgery following a motorbike accident.

Siroeung
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$230
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$0
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Fully funded
Siroeung's treatment was fully funded on August 15, 2022.

Photo of Siroeung post-operation

September 1, 2022

Siroeung underwent fracture surgery following a motorbike accident.

Siroeung traveled six hours to undergo his procedure, in which the surgeons removed the plate and screws from his femur to finally heal his frature. His surgery went well, and he will rest for a few days and take antibiotics to decrease any chance of an infection. Siroeung will also continue his physiotherapy exercises so that he can regain the strength in his leg.

Siroeung shared that he is relieved to be pain-free and looks forward to returning to work and even playing sports with his friends again. He said, “I am glad the metal has been removed from my leg, and I will be healthy again. I am grateful to the hospital staff and to the donors who paid for my care.”

Siroeung traveled six hours to undergo his procedure, in which the surgeons removed the plate and screws from his femur to finally heal his ...

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April 4, 2022

Siroeung is a 22-year-old mechanic. He shared that his parents passed when he was very young, and now he lives with his sister, who is married with one child. When Siroeung is not repairing cars, he likes to play football, watch movies, and meet friends to listen to music.

In 2018, Siroeung’s motorbike was hit by a car, and he suffered a severe fracture of his left femur. He underwent surgery at a local clinic, where the doctors implanted a plate and screws to stabilize and heal his fractured femur. Now he needs to have the hardware removed.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), can help him receive treatment. On April 4th, Siroeung will undergo a hardware removal procedure, which, upon recovery, will allow him to return to the activities he enjoyed before he was injured and limit his risk of future infection and pain. CSC is requesting $230 to fund this procedure.

Siroeung says, “When the screws and pins are removed, I hope I will heal quickly and be active again.”

Siroeung is a 22-year-old mechanic. He shared that his parents passed when he was very young, and now he lives with his sister, who is marri...

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Siroeung's Timeline

  • April 4, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Siroeung was submitted by Ellen Interlandi, Volunteer at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • April 4, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Siroeung 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.

  • April 5, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Siroeung's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 15, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Siroeung's treatment was fully funded.

  • September 1, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Siroeung's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 3 donors

Funded by 3 donors

Treatment
ORIF / Fracture
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $230 for Siroeung's treatment
Hospital Fees
$35
Medical Staff
$147
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?

Patients who experience painful fractures or recurrent dislocations need ORIF (open reduction internal fixation) surgeries to heal the injuries. Most often, these fractures and dislocations result from traffic accidents. ORIF procedures require the insertion of metal plates, screws, or rods to stabilize the bones while they heal. Bowleg procedures also require the insertion of hardware, such as staples, in order to realign the legs. Bowleg can be caused both by genetics and by vitamin and mineral deficiencies. However, surgeons may decide to remove the hardware. The most common reason for hardware removal is pain or loss of mobility and range of motion around the ORIF site. Other reasons include infection, nerve damage, incomplete healing of the bone, or an allergy to the implant.

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

Living with hardware fixation causes pain, limits function, and can interfere with daily activities.

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

There is a high rate of traffic accidents in Cambodia because of a lack of helmet usage and weak enforcement of traffic laws. These accidents cause many of the fractures and bone dislocations that our medical partner sees.

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

What does the treatment process look like?

During an ORIF procedure, the deformed or broken bone is correctly aligned into its normal position. Steel rods, screws, or plates are used to keep the bone fracture stable and allow it to heal. Sometimes, bone grafting is needed to promote healing. During hardware removal, surgeons use the previous incisions to find and remove the hardware. In some cases, additional incisions are made to safely perform the operation.

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

Patients will experience restored function and mobility. They will also have reduced pain. Patients can be independent again and return to work, school, and family life.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

This surgery is low-risk and extremely effective.

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 treatment at local clinics or hospitals. Many patients are referred to CSC by word of mouth.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

There is no alternative to this treatment.

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