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

Sok Ly
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  • $411 raised, $0 to go
$411
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Sok Ly's treatment was fully funded on December 29, 2016.

Photo of Sok Ly post-operation

January 27, 2017

Sok Ly underwent successful fracture repair.

Following his procedure, he was given pain medication and had physiotherapy for one week before going home. His wound has healed, and he experiences no pain. The functionality of his hand has improved.

Sok Ly says, “I’m happy to go back home and work to support my family again.”

Following his procedure, he was given pain medication and had physiotherapy for one week before going home. His wound has healed, and he exp...

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November 23, 2016

Sok Ly is a 23-year-old factory worker with two sons. In his free time, he likes to stay at home and talk with his friends.

In November 2015, Sok Ly was in a motor vehicle collision that caused a fracture in his right forearm. He visited our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), where surgeons performed an open reduction internal fixation procedure. The surgery was successful, and the fracture healed well.

Unfortunately, in November 2016, Sok Ly fell and re-fractured his right forearm. It became difficult for him to use his arm, and he was in pain.

Sok Ly traveled for three hours to seek treatment at CSC. On November 23, CSC surgeons performed another open reduction internal fixation procedure and bone graft to heal his fracture.

After recovery, Sok Ly should be able to use his arm again. Now, he needs help to fund this $411 procedure.

Sok Ly is a 23-year-old factory worker with two sons. In his free time, he likes to stay at home and talk with his friends. In November ...

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Sok Ly's Timeline

  • November 23, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Sok Ly was submitted by Lindsay Bownik, Stakeholder Relations Officer at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • November 23, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Sok Ly 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.

  • December 1, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Sok Ly's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 29, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Sok Ly's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 27, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Sok Ly'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 $411 for Sok Ly'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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