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Success! Seyha from Cambodia raised $411 to fund fracture repair.

Seyha
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  • $411 raised, $0 to go
$411
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Seyha's treatment was fully funded on January 21, 2017.

Photo of Seyha post-operation

February 2, 2017

Seyha underwent successful fracture repair.

Following his procedure, he was given pain medication. He had physiotherapy for one week before being discharged. His wound has healed nicely, and he does not experience pain. Seyha is now able to walk more easily than before.

Seyha’s mother says, “I’m so happy to see my son walk properly and do things by himself. Thanks to all of the staff for helping.”

Following his procedure, he was given pain medication. He had physiotherapy for one week before being discharged. His wound has healed nicel...

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December 14, 2016

Seyha is a 19-year-old tuk-tuk driver who has two sisters and one brother. He likes to watch movies, listen to the radio, and relax at home.

In September, Seyha was in a motor vehicle accident that caused him head trauma. He was in a coma in a hospital in Vietnam for two weeks. He regained consciousness, but he developed a chronic dislocation of his left hip that made it difficult for him to walk. Seyha was in pain, and he became unable to work to support his family.

When Seyha learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), he traveled for seven hours to seek treatment. On December 14, surgeons at CSC performed an open reduction internal fixation procedure to heal Seyha’s left hip. After recovery, he should be able to walk easily again. CSC is requesting $411 to fund this procedure.

Seyha is a 19-year-old tuk-tuk driver who has two sisters and one brother. He likes to watch movies, listen to the radio, and relax at home....

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Seyha's Timeline

  • December 14, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Seyha was submitted by Lindsay Bownik, Stakeholder Relations Officer at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • December 14, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Seyha 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.

  • December 22, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Seyha's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 21, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Seyha's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 2, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Seyha's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 13 donors

Funded by 13 donors

Treatment
ORIF / External Fixation / Fracture
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $411 for Seyha'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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