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Success! Sokhon from Cambodia raised $390 to fund fracture repair surgery.

Sokhon
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  • $390 raised, $0 to go
$390
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Sokhon's treatment was fully funded on November 5, 2018.

Photo of Sokhon post-operation

August 14, 2018

Sokhon underwent fracture repair surgery.

Sokhon’s surgery went well and she’s been working with the physiotherapy team to improve the mobility and function in her elbow. Surgery will allow Sokhon to greatly improve her quality of life and allow him to move her arm and work without pain.

Her daughter says, “I am very happy with the great results after my mom’s operation.”

Sokhon's surgery went well and she's been working with the physiotherapy team to improve the mobility and function in her elbow. Surgery wil...

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August 8, 2018

Sokhon is a woman from Cambodia. She has a young son, and she enjoys spending time at home.

Two months ago, Sokhon slipped and fell down and dislocated her left elbow. Ever since, she has had a recurrent elbow dislocation, and she is in chronic pain. She cannot work and support her family.

Sokhon needs to undergo a reduction procedure to regain mobility in her arm and elbow. Surgery is scheduled for August 9 and will cost $390.

She says, “After the operation, I hope I have good function in my arm and do anything I want.”

Sokhon is a woman from Cambodia. She has a young son, and she enjoys spending time at home. Two months ago, Sokhon slipped and fell down...

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Sokhon's Timeline

  • August 8, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • August 09, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Sokhon 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.

  • August 09, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Sokhon's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 14, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Sokhon's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • November 05, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Sokhon's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 6 donors

Funded by 6 donors

Treatment
Reduction Procedure
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $390 for Sokhon's treatment
Hospital Fees
$65
Medical Staff
$277
Medication
$0
Supplies
$40
Labs
$3
Radiology
$5
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

​What kinds of symptoms do patients experience before receiving treatment?

A reduction procedure is needed to correct alignment of bones. After a bone fracture, parts of the bone can become displaced or angulated.

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

Living with fractured or misaligned bones can be painful and limits functionality, which can interfere with day-to-day tasks.

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

In Cambodia, road rules are largely unregulated and traffic accidents occur frequently, often causing fractures and bone dislocations.

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

What does the treatment process look like?

Reduction procedures are classified as open reduction and closed reduction. In an open reduction, surgery is performed to expose the fracture fragments at the site of the injury and realign the bones. In a closed reduction, bones are reset without surgical exposure.

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

Reduction procedures can greatly improve quality of life by reducing the pain from the fractured bone and allowing mobility and use of it.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

Closed reductions have fewer risks than open reductions, as they do not carry the potential complications of any surgical exposure. Risks of closed reduction procedures include injury to nerves or blood vessels near the affected bone and blood clot formation. In addition to these, risks of open reduction also include infection and stiffness.

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

Reduction procedures, especially those that require surgeries, are not easily accessed or afforded by many Cambodians. Patients will travel for many hours to reach CSC for free surgical treatment.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

For patients in need of reduction procedures to reset a misaligned bone, few alternatives exist. Traditional healers are often used, but with unsuccessful results.

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