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Success! Sarey from Cambodia raised $390 to fund dislocation repair surgery.

Sarey
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  • $390 raised, $0 to go
$390
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Sarey's treatment was fully funded on January 7, 2019.

Photo of Sarey post-operation

November 7, 2018

Sarey underwent dislocation repair surgery.

Sarey’s surgery went well and he’s been working with the physiotherapy team to improve the mobility and function in his elbow. Surgery will allow Sarey to greatly improve his quality of life and allow him to live without pain.

He says, “I am very pleased with the positive results of the operation. I can move my arm without pain.”

Sarey's surgery went well and he's been working with the physiotherapy team to improve the mobility and function in his elbow. Surgery will ...

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October 21, 2018

Sarey is a man from Cambodia. He has two sons and two daughters. He likes to do sports and housework and tend to his vegetable garden at home in his free time.

One month ago, Sarey fell down and dislocated his elbow. Ever since, he has had elbow pain and a recurrent dislocation. He can’t use his arm and is in chronic pain, which makes it difficult for him to work.

Sarey needs to undergo a reduction procedure to heal his fracture and put his elbow back in place. This will get rid of his pain, and he will be able to work. Surgery is scheduled for October 22 and will cost $390.

He says, “I really hope I have no more pain and I will be able to move and use my arm as before.”

Sarey is a man from Cambodia. He has two sons and two daughters. He likes to do sports and housework and tend to his vegetable garden at hom...

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Sarey's Timeline

  • October 21, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Sarey was submitted by Christine Jacobson, Stakeholder Relations Officer at Children's Surgical Centre, our medical partner in Cambodia.

  • October 22, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Sarey 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.

  • October 23, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Sarey's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 07, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Sarey's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • January 07, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Sarey's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 8 donors

Funded by 8 donors

Treatment
Reduction Procedure
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $390 for Sarey's treatment
Hospital Fees
$65
Medical Staff
$277
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 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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