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Success! Socheat from Cambodia raised $465 to fund fracture repair surgery.

Socheat
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  • $465 raised, $0 to go
$465
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Socheat's treatment was fully funded on December 7, 2021.
December 16, 2021

Socheat underwent fracture repair surgery.

Socheat had successful surgery to repair his left forearm. He’ll remain at the hospital until surgeons are sure he is stable, then he is excited to return home. Socheat is hopeful his hand will become useful again and he can return to work to support his wife.

Socheat said: “Thank you for repairing my arm. I am happy that I will have no pain and can return to work.”

Socheat had successful surgery to repair his left forearm. He'll remain at the hospital until surgeons are sure he is stable, then he is exc...

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August 27, 2021

Socheat is a 29-year-old call center worker who lives in the capital city of Cambodia with his wife. He works for a mobile phone service company, while his wife works in a clothing factory. They do not yet have children, but would like to start a family soon. When he is not working, Socheat likes to play volleyball, read books, and hang out with his friends at restaurants.

In June 2021, Socheat fell and fractured his left forearm. After the accident, he visited a traditional Khmer healer for treatment, but unfortunately his condition worsened. His arm has become swollen, painful and it is difficult for him to use it.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, can help. On August 30th, Socheat will undergo a fracture repair procedure, which will cost $465. The procedure will help him regain use of his arm and hand.

Socheat shared, “I hope that I can heal quickly and be back at my job as soon as possible.”

Socheat is a 29-year-old call center worker who lives in the capital city of Cambodia with his wife. He works for a mobile phone service com...

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Socheat's Timeline

  • August 27, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Socheat was submitted by Sieng Heng at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • August 30, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Socheat 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.

  • August 30, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Socheat's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 7, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Socheat's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 16, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Socheat's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 11 donors

Funded by 11 donors

Treatment
ORIF / External Fixation / Fracture
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $465 for Socheat's treatment
Hospital Fees
$65
Medical Staff
$311
Medication
$0
Supplies
$81
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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