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Success! Sina from Cambodia raised $1,087 to fund a hip replacement so he can walk again.

Sina
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  • $1,087 raised, $0 to go
$1,087
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Sina's treatment was fully funded on June 4, 2022.

Photo of Sina post-operation

June 10, 2022

Sina underwent a hip replacement so he can walk and work again.

Sina traveled to CSC for diagnosis and treatment of his hip pain. Surgeons did a hip replacement, and he was able to take steps without as much pain the following day. Within a few weeks, he can resume normal activity and hopes to return to work soon. His salary as a security guard is important for him to support his elderly parents.

Sina said: “I am relieved the doctors could ease my hip pain. The difference is amazing, my hip already feels much stronger, and I hope to return to work soon. I am so grateful to have such good health care available. Thank you to the people who made this available to Cambodians who need this help!”

Sina traveled to CSC for diagnosis and treatment of his hip pain. Surgeons did a hip replacement, and he was able to take steps without as m...

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February 23, 2022

Sina is a 36-year-old security guard. He has one brother and one sister, and his father works as a tuk-tuk driver to help support their family. Sina works as a security guard for a non-governmental organization, and enjoys listening to music, watching TV, playing games on his phone, meeting up with friends, and helping his mother in his free time.

Three years ago Sina developed pain on his right hip. He has a history of leukemia and psoriasis, which he receives treatment for at Mercy Medical Center Cambodia. It was when Sina came in with hip pain that they referred him to our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC). He was diagnosed with osteoarthritis and now cannot walk due to the pain and instability of his hip.

Fortunately, on February 23rd, Sina will undergo a total hip replacement at CSC which will relieve his pain and allow him to walk and work more easily. Our medical partner is asking for $1,087 to help Sina in paying for his procedure.

Sina said, “I am thankful that I can return to work once I am healed. I look forward to being free of pain.”

Sina is a 36-year-old security guard. He has one brother and one sister, and his father works as a tuk-tuk driver to help support their fami...

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Sina's Timeline

  • February 23, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • February 23, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Sina 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.

  • March 1, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Sina's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 4, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Sina's treatment was fully funded.

  • June 10, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Sina's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 23 donors

Funded by 23 donors

Treatment
Hip Replacement (Cemented)
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $1,087 for Sina's treatment
Hospital Fees
$160
Medical Staff
$579
Medication
$0
Supplies
$340
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 typically experience severe hip pain and difficulty walking or standing. By the time Children's Surgical Centre provides treatment, patients have often lived with these symptoms for months or more. A total hip replacement (THR) treats hips that are severely damaged and therefore not amenable to other forms of treatment.

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

Patients may not be able to walk or walk normally. Physical activity is extremely restricted, making any movement painful. This prevents patients from carrying out daily life, going to work, attending school, or taking care of themselves and their families.

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

Many Cambodians use motorbikes as their main form of transportation. Because of weak traffic laws, motorbike accidents are common. Injured individuals who cannot afford treatment often self-medicate or rely on Khmer traditional healers. Their fractures never heal, and patients live with the pain. Steroids are a common painkiller in Cambodia. No prescription is required. Individuals who do intense physical labor take steroids regularly, which restricts blood flow to the joints. This causes bone tissue death and tiny bone breaks, making bones more susceptible to breaks and fractures.

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

What does the treatment process look like?

During a hip replacement, doctors replace both the acetabulum (hipbone socket) and femoral head (head of the femur) with prosthetic implants. Doctors remove the dead or broken bone. A cup is inserted into the acetabulum, and a metal hip prosthesis is inserted into the femur.

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

The patient will be able to walk independently without pain, improving quality of life.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

Severe disability, arthritis, and avascular necrosis of the hip can be successfully treated by a THR. This treatment is highly effective, with few risks.

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

Most Cambodians visit Khmer traditional healers before seeking modern medical care. As recently as ten years ago, a THR was unavailable in Cambodia. Children's Surgical Centre is one of the few centers that provides this procedure.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

Younger patients can elect to undergo hip fusion surgery and postpone the THR until later in life. The duration of the prosthesis is 10-15 years.

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