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Success! You Sok from Cambodia raised $390 to fund hip surgery.

You Sok
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  • $390 raised, $0 to go
$390
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
You Sok's treatment was fully funded on August 6, 2019.

Photo of You Sok post-operation

May 10, 2019

You Sok underwent hip surgery.

You Sok is recovering well from surgery. He is doing light physiotherapy as his mobility continues to improve. You Sok will continue his exercises at home, and looks forward to getting back to his family and village.

You Sok is recovering well from surgery. He is doing light physiotherapy as his mobility continues to improve. You Sok will continue his exe...

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April 29, 2019

You Sok is a young man from Cambodia. In February 2019, You Sok was involved in a motorcycle accident, injuring his right hip. He cannot walk without support, and experiences pain while walking.

Surgery will allow him to walk on his own without any pain. A reduction procedure is scheduled for April 29 and will cost $390.

You Sok enjoys playing soccer, singing, and playing games with his friends. He looks forward to being able to go about his daily activities again without any discomfort.

You Sok is a young man from Cambodia. In February 2019, You Sok was involved in a motorcycle accident, injuring his right hip. He cannot wal...

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You Sok's Timeline

  • April 29, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    You Sok was submitted by Lindsay Bownik, Stakeholder Relations Officer at Children's Surgical Centre, our medical partner in Cambodia.

  • April 29, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    You Sok 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.

  • May 04, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    You Sok's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 10, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    You Sok's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • August 06, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    You Sok's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 6 donors

Funded by 6 donors

Treatment
Reduction Procedure
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $390 for You Sok'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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