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

Sophat
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  • $430 raised, $0 to go
$430
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Sophat's treatment was fully funded on July 17, 2018.

Photo of Sophat post-operation

July 13, 2018

Sophat underwent fracture repair surgery.

Sophat’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 Sophat to greatly improve her quality of life and allow her to work without pain.

She says, “I am happy with this result. Now my arm is better and without pain as before.”

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

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July 10, 2018

Sophat is a farmer from Cambodia. She has two daughters. She likes to spend time with family and relax at home.

Nine months ago, Sophat was in a motorcycle accident that caused a fracture in her right arm. She is in chronic pain and cannot move her elbow.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, can help. On July 11, Sophat will undergo a fracture repair procedure, which will cost $430. This procedure will help her move her arm easily again.

She says, “I hope after the operation I am feeling better and can move my arm without pain.”

Sophat is a farmer from Cambodia. She has two daughters. She likes to spend time with family and relax at home. Nine months ago, Sophat w...

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Sophat's Timeline

  • July 10, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • July 11, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Sophat 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.

  • July 11, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Sophat's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 13, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Sophat's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • July 17, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Sophat's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 2 donors

Funded by 2 donors

Treatment
ORIF / External Fixation / Fracture
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $430 for Sophat'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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