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

Sophat
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  • $411 raised, $0 to go
$411
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Sophat's treatment was fully funded on April 28, 2017.

Photo of Sophat post-operation

March 7, 2017

Sophat underwent fracture repair surgery.

The old hardware was removed, and new hardware was fixated to heal the fracture. Following his procedure, he was given pain medication, and he was instructed to keep his left arm elevated.

His wounds have healed nicely, and there are no signs of infection. He had physiotherapy for one week at CSC to regain strength and flexibility in the fingers of his left hand. Sophat is now able to use his left arm more easily than before.

Sophat says, “I feel better after the surgery. I have no pain, and I will work again to support my family.”

The old hardware was removed, and new hardware was fixated to heal the fracture. Following his procedure, he was given pain medication, and ...

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January 23, 2017

Sophat is a 61-year-old rubber plantation worker who is married with three sons and two daughters. He enjoys listening to music and following the news on the radio.

In July of 2014, Sophat was driving his motorbike when a car hit him from behind. He was brought to a hospital in Vietnam, where he underwent an open reduction internal fixation (ORIF) procedure to repair a left forearm fracture. Unfortunately, Sophat’s symptoms did not improve, and he now experiences daily pain.

Sophat learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), from his brother. He traveled for three hours with his daughter to reach CSC for treatment. On January 23, Sophat will undergo a second ORIF procedure to realign his previous left forearm fracture. After recovery, his fracture will heal and allow him to feel comfortable once again. CSC is requesting $411 to fund this procedure.

Sophat is a 61-year-old rubber plantation worker who is married with three sons and two daughters. He enjoys listening to music and followin...

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Sophat's Timeline

  • January 23, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Sophat was submitted by Evalynn Romano, Stakeholder Relations Officer at Children's Surgical Centre, our medical partner in Cambodia.

  • January 23, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Sophat received treatment at Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre.

  • January 24, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Sophat's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 07, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Sophat's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • April 28, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Sophat'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 $411 for Sophat'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. Sometimes, bone grafting is needed between the fragments to promote healing.

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?

This surgery is low-risk and extremely effective.

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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