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

Socheat
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  • $430 raised, $0 to go
$430
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Socheat's treatment was fully funded on April 10, 2018.

Photo of Socheat post-operation

February 16, 2018

Socheat underwent fracture repair surgery.

Socheat’s surgery went well and he’s been working with the physiotherapy team to improve the mobility and function in his wrist. Surgery will allow Socheat to greatly improve his quality of life and allow him to work without pain.

He says, “I am happy with this result. My hand feels better right now. I’d like to say thank you very much for helping me.”

Socheat's surgery went well and he's been working with the physiotherapy team to improve the mobility and function in his wrist. Surgery wil...

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February 12, 2018

Socheat is a food vendor from Cambodia. He has been married for fifteen years and has three children. He likes reading to and teaching his children. He enjoys watching news in the morning.

In September 2017, he was in a motor vehicle accident that caused a fracture of his forearm and wrist. It is difficult for him to use his arm.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, can help. On February 13, Socheat will undergo a fracture repair procedure, which will cost $430. This procedure will allow him to use his arm again.

He says, “I hope I feel better after the operation and can move without pain.”

Socheat is a food vendor from Cambodia. He has been married for fifteen years and has three children. He likes reading to and teaching his c...

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Socheat's Timeline

  • February 12, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • February 13, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Socheat 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.

  • February 13, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Socheat's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 16, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Socheat's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • April 10, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Socheat's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 10 donors

Funded by 10 donors

Treatment
ORIF / External Fixation / Fracture
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $430 for Socheat'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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