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Success! Saroeun from Cambodia raised $411 to fund fracture repair.

Saroeun
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  • $411 raised, $0 to go
$411
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Saroeun's treatment was fully funded on April 13, 2017.

Photo of Saroeun post-operation

March 1, 2017

Saroeun underwent successful fracture repair.

Saroeun’s treatment went well. Following his procedure, his arm was put in a cast for two weeks, and then he had physiotherapy at CSC for one week. His sutures were removed, and his wound has healed nicely. Saroeun is now able to carry objects more easily than before.

Saroeun says, “I am excited to go back home again.”

Saroeun's treatment went well. Following his procedure, his arm was put in a cast for two weeks, and then he had physiotherapy at CSC for on...

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January 10, 2017

Saroeun is a 47-year-old farmer from Cambodia. He is married and has two sons and four daughters. In his free time, Saroeun enjoys taking care of his garden, cleaning around his home, and looking after his children.

In November of 2016, Saroeun was hit by a cow and fractured his left forearm. Saroeun first went to seek treatment from a traditional Khmer healer, but to no avail. The fracture did not improve. The pain from the fracture makes it difficult for Saroeun to use his left arm and to carry out his daily activities.

Saroeun learned about our medial partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), from his brother. He and his wife then traveled for four hours in order to reach CSC for assistance.

CSC surgeons will be performing an open reduction internal fixation (ORIF) surgery to repair the fracture. They will use steel rods, screws, or plates to realign the bone to its normal position and stabilize it to allow proper healing.

Saroeun will be receiving this surgery on January 11 at CSC’s care center, Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre. To fund Saroeun’s treatment, CSC is requesting $411.

After the fracture heals, Saroeun will be able to use his left arm normally again.

Saroeun is a 47-year-old farmer from Cambodia. He is married and has two sons and four daughters. In his free time, Saroeun enjoys taking ca...

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Saroeun's Timeline

  • January 10, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Saroeun was submitted by Anne McMurrey, Stakeholder Relations Officer at Children's Surgical Centre, our medical partner in Cambodia.

  • January 11, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Saroeun received treatment at Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre.

  • January 23, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Saroeun's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 01, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Saroeun's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • April 13, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Saroeun's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 9 donors

Funded by 9 donors

Treatment
ORIF / External Fixation / Fracture
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $411 for Saroeun's treatment
Hospital Fees
$251
Medical Staff
$147
Medication
$5
Supplies
$8
  • 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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