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Success! Sey Ha from Cambodia raised $465 to fund a fracture repair for his arm.

Sey Ha
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  • $465 raised, $0 to go
$465
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Sey Ha's treatment was fully funded on May 22, 2022.

Photo of Sey Ha post-operation

June 1, 2022

Sey Ha underwent a fracture repair for his arm.

Sey Ha underwent surgery and remained in the hospital until surgeons were sure his fracture was healing properly. He was happy to be heading home and to see his friends again. He will rest for several weeks, and then start using exercises the physiotherapy team taught him. This will help him regain strength and flexibility in his forearm. His pain is reduced, and he told us that he plans to work very hard at rehabilitation so he can play football again!

Sey Ha said: “Thank you to the CSC staff for helping me. I am glad my arm was fixed and I can ride my bike. My mother wants to thank everybody who helped to pay for my surgery so I can return to school soon.”

Sey Ha underwent surgery and remained in the hospital until surgeons were sure his fracture was healing properly. He was happy to be heading...

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February 22, 2022

Sey Ha is a 14-year-old and seventh grade student. He has one older brother and one older sister. Sey Ha’s mother and sister work in a garment factory and his brother and father are both in the military. Sey Ha enjoys playing football and studying with his friends. Fried noodles and coke are his favorite meal!

Sey Ha fell and fractured his left forearm. After the accident his family took him to a provincial clinic and then a hospital where he was referred to our medical partner Children’s Surgical Centre. It is difficult for him to use his left arm and he is in pain.

Fortunately, surgeons at Children’s Surgical Centre can help. On February 22nd, Sey Ha will undergo a fracture repair procedure, which will cost $465. This procedure will heal the fracture so he can regain function of his arm.

Sey Ha said, “I really hope I can use my left arm again and be free of pain!”

Sey Ha is a 14-year-old and seventh grade student. He has one older brother and one older sister. Sey Ha's mother and sister work in a garme...

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Sey Ha's Timeline

  • February 22, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • February 22, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Sey Ha 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.

  • February 24, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Sey Ha's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 22, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Sey Ha's treatment was fully funded.

  • June 1, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Sey Ha's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 7 donors

Funded by 7 donors

Treatment
ORIF / External Fixation / Fracture
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $465 for Sey Ha'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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