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Success! Soklin from Cambodia raised $430 to fund fracture repair surgery.

Soklin
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  • $430 raised, $0 to go
$430
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Soklin's treatment was fully funded on August 6, 2019.

Photo of Soklin post-operation

May 9, 2019

Soklin underwent fracture repair surgery.

Soklin’s surgery went well and he’s doing light physiotherapy as he begins the long recovery process. Soklin will need to work hard over the next six months to rebuild muscle in his knee, which will allow him to regain function. Soklin hopes to return to his exercise as soon as he can.

Soklin's surgery went well and he's doing light physiotherapy as he begins the long recovery process. Soklin will need to work hard over the...

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April 24, 2019

Soklin is s 36-year-old wood seller from Cambodia. In his free time, he likes to exercise and listen to music.

In June 2018, Soklin was involved in a motor vehicle accident, which fractured his left knee. He suffers from an inability to move his knee and cannot walk without support.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, can help. On April 25, Soklin will undergo a fracture repair procedure, which will cost $430. This procedure will help Soklin to re-position his knee and allow his to move freely and walk on his own.

He says, “I hope that after my surgery I will be able to walk without difficulty or pain.”

Soklin is s 36-year-old wood seller from Cambodia. In his free time, he likes to exercise and listen to music. In June 2018, Soklin was i...

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Soklin's Timeline

  • April 24, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • April 25, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Soklin 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.

  • April 25, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Soklin's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 09, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Soklin's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • August 06, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Soklin's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 5 donors

Funded by 5 donors

Treatment
ORIF / External Fixation / Fracture
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $430 for Soklin's treatment
Hospital Fees
$65
Medical Staff
$277
Medication
$0
Supplies
$80
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 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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