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Success! Sary from Cambodia raised $518 to fund foot surgery.

Sary
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  • $518 raised, $0 to go
$518
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Sary's treatment was fully funded on November 7, 2020.

Photo of Sary post-operation

February 2, 2020

Sary underwent foot surgery.

Sary’s surgery went well and he’s been resting as he begins the recovery process. He has been doing light physiotherapy to improve the mobility and function in his foot. Surgery will allow Sary to greatly improve his quality of life and allow him to walk and work without pain.

“I am so happy that I can walk well again and don’t have anymore pain,” Sary said.

Sary's surgery went well and he's been resting as he begins the recovery process. He has been doing light physiotherapy to improve the mobil...

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January 7, 2020

Sary is a 35-year-old waiter from Cambodia. He has one son and one daughter. In his spare time, he enjoys playing soccer, cooking, and taking care of his children.

In 2018, Sary was in a motorcycle collision, suffering injuries to his left foot. He initially received treatment at a local hospital, where he underwent a series of four operations to treat his injuries. However, he still experiences pain in his ankle, has pain after walking only 10 meters, and his shoes are unable to fit his foot properly.

When Sary learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled there seeking treatment. On January 8th, surgeons at CSC will perform a joint arthrodesis procedure to fuse his left ankle and to help his walk easily again. Now, Sary needs help to fund this $518 procedure.

“I hope that I will get better after my operation, and I will be able to walk without pain and return to work,” he said.

Sary is a 35-year-old waiter from Cambodia. He has one son and one daughter. In his spare time, he enjoys playing soccer, cooking, and takin...

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Sary's Timeline

  • January 7, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • January 8, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Sary 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.

  • January 8, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Sary's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 2, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Sary's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • November 7, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Sary's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 10 donors

Funded by 10 donors

Treatment
Joint Arthrodesis
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $518 for Sary's treatment
Hospital Fees
$119
Medical Staff
$351
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?

Arthrodesis is the abolition and fusion of a joint via surgical means. For example, the knee joint is obliterated to join the femur to the tibia. This is done to relieve intractable pain that cannot be managed by pain medication, splints, or other treatments. The typical causes of such pain are fractures, severe sprains, infections, and arthritis. Arthrodesis is most commonly performed on joints in the spine, hand, ankle, and foot. This procedure can also be performed on the shoulder, knee, or wrist.

​What is the impact on patients’ lives of living with these conditions?

Any painful joint can impair normal function. Moving the legs, arms, or spine may be acutely painful and disabling.

What cultural or regional factors affect the treatment of these conditions?

Patients in Cambodia often neglect pain and other symptoms far longer than patients in America, so their cases become more complex.

  • Process
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Risks and side-effects
  • Accessibility
  • Alternatives

What does the treatment process look like?

There are a number of joint arthrodesis surgeries that a patient might undergo. The patient will be examined, and doctors will create a treatment plan for the affected joint.

What is the impact of this treatment on the patient’s life?

The patient will be rendered pain-free. Of course, the patient will experience limited function in this joint.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

Surgery performed on the limbs is not risky. However, spinal fusion procedures can entail a lot of blood loss and are inherently more risky.

How accessible is treatment in the area? What is the typical journey like for a patient to receive care?

Joint arthrodesis is not widely available in Cambodia, as there are only a handful of doctors in the country that perform fusions. Usually, people experience months or years of pain before the joint fuses itself or they manage to find a surgeon to treat it appropriately.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

The alternatives to surgery are bracing or splinting, but these are temporary measures.

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.