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Success! Tuok from Cambodia raised $412 to fund surgery so he can use his right arm again.

Tuok
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  • $412 raised, $0 to go
$412
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Tuok's treatment was fully funded on December 21, 2021.

Photo of Tuok post-operation

December 27, 2021

Tuok underwent surgery so he can use his right arm again.

It was traumatic for Tuok to lose one arm, but when he lost the use of his other arm, he was unable to do anything for himself and was very depressed. Surgeons at our medical partner Children’s Surgical Centre were able to repair his right shoulder so that he will have the use of that arm again. He will need to keep his arm immobile for several weeks and avoid any heavy lifting for several months as his shoulder heals. His pain will slowly disappear, and he will start physiotherapy exercises to regain the use of his arm. Once his recovery is complete, he can look for a job again to support his family.

Tuok said: “I’m so relieved I will be able to use my remaining arm again. I felt bad about myself because I could not do anything to help my family. Now I have hope that I can return to work so my daughter can stay in school. Thank you to the surgeons at CSC and the people who donated money to fix my shoulder.”

It was traumatic for Tuok to lose one arm, but when he lost the use of his other arm, he was unable to do anything for himself and was very ...

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November 23, 2021

Tuok is a 48-year-old farmer. He is married and has one son and one daughter. His wife also works as a farmer, while his son works in construction, and his daughter is a student in the 11th grade.

Many years ago, Tuok served as a soldier and lost his left hand and eye when a bomb went off. Recently in September, Tuok was in a motor vehicle accident that caused trauma to his right shoulder. Now he cannot use his right arm as a result of his swelling and pain.

Tuok visited our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), and an x-ray revealed that he has a dislocated shoulder. Fortunately, surgeons at Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC) will perform a procedure to treat his injury, allowing Tuok to use his right arm again.

Tuok shared, “I hope my shoulder pain will stop so I can use my hand again as soon as possible.”

Tuok is a 48-year-old farmer. He is married and has one son and one daughter. His wife also works as a farmer, while his son works in constr...

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Tuok's Timeline

  • November 23, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • November 23, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Tuok 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.

  • November 24, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Tuok's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 21, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Tuok's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 27, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Tuok's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 2 donors

Funded by 2 donors

Treatment
Reduction Procedure
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $412 for Tuok's treatment
Hospital Fees
$65
Medical Staff
$298
Medication
$0
Supplies
$40
Labs
$4
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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