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Success! Sokha from Cambodia raised $430 to fund fracture repair surgery.

Sokha
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  • $430 raised, $0 to go
$430
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Sokha's treatment was fully funded on December 14, 2018.

Photo of Sokha post-operation

November 19, 2018

Sokha underwent fracture repair surgery.

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

She says, “I am very happy with the results of the operation. I can carry things and bend my elbow again without pain.”

Sokha's surgery went well and she's been working with the physiotherapy team to improve the mobility and function in her arm. Surgery will a...

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November 6, 2018

Sokha is a government worker from Cambodia. She has five younger sisters. She likes to cook for her family in her free time.

Five months ago, Sokha fell off a ladder and fractured her forearm. It is difficult for her to use her arm and she is in a lot of pain.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, can help. On November 6, Sokha will undergo a fracture repair procedure, which will cost $430. This procedure will help her use her arm freely again.

She says, “After the operation I hope I can use my arm easily.”

Sokha is a government worker from Cambodia. She has five younger sisters. She likes to cook for her family in her free time. Five months ...

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Sokha's Timeline

  • November 6, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • November 06, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Sokha's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 12, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Sokha 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.

  • November 19, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Sokha's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 14, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Sokha's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 5 donors

Funded by 5 donors

Treatment
ORIF / External Fixation / Fracture
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $430 for Sokha's treatment
Hospital Fees
$65
Medical Staff
$277
Medication
$0
Supplies
$80
Labs
$3
Radiology
$5
  • 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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Siphilina

Siphilina is a 68-year-old talkative grandmother. On 25th of October, 2019, Siphilina fell, sustaining severe left femoral neck fracture. She was taken to the nearest health facility but could not get treatment due to the severity of the condition. She spent some days at home as she was unable to afford medical care. She was in great pain, could not walk and had difficulties sitting or lying in bed. Fortunately, Siphilina went to Kapsowar hospital whereupon diagnosis, she had an ORIF surgery recommended. The surgery will relieve her of the pain, reduce the chances of ambulation problems and further closed fracture complications. Siphilina, a humble millet farmer lives with her daughter and three grandchildren in the village. She lost her husband years ago. Her only source of income is from subsistence farming which has very low-income yields. This limits her ability to raise the required hospital fee for the surgery. Siphilina appeals for help to be able to meet the cost of surgery.  Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On October 30th, Siphilina will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. The surgery will reduce the pain, fix the fracture reducing chances of further complications on her left leg. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $968 to fund this procedure. Siphilina says, “I want to be able to walk sit and even feed by myself like other people.”

62% funded

62%funded
$601raised
$367to go

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