Sokly is a 10-year-old student in grade two from Cambodia. His mother and his father are rice farmers in Kampong Cham province, where his sisters and his brother also attend the local public school. Sokly has an intellectual disability, but enjoys going to school and is learning to read. At home, his favorite meal is chicken.
In 2014, when he was only one year old, Sokly was burned in a hot water accident. Four of his fingers eventually developed web space skin contractures. Burn scan contractures have developed, tightening the skin around his burn. He now experiences several functional limitations, making it difficult to perform daily activities such as grasping or gripping.
On April 28th, surgeons at CSC will perform a burn contracture release surgery to release the tightened skin, which will help him to use his hand easily again. Surgeons will add a full-thickness skin graft- taking healthy skin from a donor site and moving it to cover the area with damaged skin. Now, he and his family need help to fund this $495 procedure.
His mother said: “I hope that Sokly can use his hand and life will be easier for him.”
Sokly is a 10-year-old student in grade two from Cambodia. His mother and his father are rice farmers in Kampong Cham province, where his si...
Sokly underwent burn contracture surgery on his hand.
Sokly underwent surgery to release the contractures caused by his burn scars and replace the damaged skin with a free flap to reconstruct his burned fingers. He stayed at the hospital for multiple dressing changes to ensure the success of the grafts and took antibiotics to minimize the risk of reinfection. Afterward, he was discharged and able to return home. Physical therapy will play a crucial role in maintaining and restoring the range of motion and function of his hand. This may involve stretching exercises and massage to keep the joints properly aligned and prevent further tightening of the scar tissue. It is essential for Sokly to continue attending school and engaging in his favorite activities. His mother holds hope that he will regain the use of his hand and that other children won’t tease him because of it.
Sokly’s mother said: “My son will no longer have a scar on his right hand and will be able to use his hand in school. We are so thankful that he was able to receive this treatment from good surgeons at the hospital.”
Sokly underwent surgery to release the contractures caused by his burn scars and replace the damaged skin with a free flap to reconstruct hi...