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Success! Srey Nich from Cambodia raised $448 to fund burn contracture release surgery.

Srey Nich
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  • $448 raised, $0 to go
$448
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Srey Nich's treatment was fully funded on November 19, 2019.

Photo of Srey Nich post-operation

October 26, 2019

Srey Nich underwent burn contracture release surgery.

Srey Nich’s surgery went well and she’s been working with the physiotherapy team to improve the function in her feet and toes. Surgery will allow Srey Nich to greatly improve her quality of life and allow her to move and flex her feet again and wear shoes without difficulty.

Srey Nich said, “I am so glad I can walk normally without any pain and can wear my shoes again.”

Srey Nich's surgery went well and she's been working with the physiotherapy team to improve the function in her feet and toes. Surgery will ...

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October 8, 2019

Srey Nich is a third grade student from Cambodia. She enjoys playing with her two older sisters, watching television, and hopes to become a teacher when she gets older.

When she was just one year old, Srey Nich accidentally walked over a burning substance on the ground. She has since had to have one toe amputated, and is unable to walk or move her foot without difficulty. She also has a difficult time wearing shoes that fit her feet properly.

When Srey Nich learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for five hours seeking treatment. On October 09, surgeons at CSC will perform a burn contracture release surgery to allow her to move her foot and flex her toes normally and walk with ease. Now, she needs help to fund this $448 procedure.

Srey Nich’s mother said, “I hope that my daughter will be able to walk normally again and will no longer have to suffer from her accident.”

Srey Nich is a third grade student from Cambodia. She enjoys playing with her two older sisters, watching television, and hopes to become a ...

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Srey Nich's Timeline

  • October 8, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • October 09, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Srey Nich 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.

  • October 15, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Srey Nich's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 26, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Srey Nich's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • November 19, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Srey Nich's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 10 donors

Funded by 10 donors

Treatment
Burn Contracture Release Surgery
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $448 for Srey Nich's treatment
Hospital Fees
$160
Medical Staff
$240
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?

The patient will have burns on one or multiple areas of his or her body, which can be both functionally limiting and cosmetically uncomfortable. Burns can become infected and necrotic. Scars or contractures may form where the individual has been burned. This causes the skin to tighten, making it difficult for the patient to move the affected area. This condition can limit function, especially if the contractures form on the patient's hand.

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

Contracture burns are common on young children's hands and feet, and they limit their mobility. As children grow older, they often become uncomfortable about the appearance of the burns.

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

Many Cambodian homes use open cooking fires, which increase the risk of accidental burns.

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

What does the treatment process look like?

During a debridement procedure, the burned skin is removed under general anesthesia. If there is any necrotic tissue, it is removed by a sharp dissection and cleaned with antiseptic agents. Once good granulation tissues are seen, the area is covered with a skin graft donated from the upper arm or thigh. When scars or contractures form (usually within one month after the burn), a z-plasty is needed. Surgeons make a z-shaped incision along the contracture area and release the tightened tissue. Dressings are applied. Additional post-operative care might involve physiotherapy and pressure garments.

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

Patients will experience increased function, reduced pain, and a much lower risk of infection.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

If less than 40% of the body is burned, these burns can be effectively treated through debridement, skin graft, and contracture release treatments. There is a risk of infection, but this can be managed with various forms of daily dressings.

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

Skin grafts and other burn treatments are accessible at local clinics and hospitals. However, if patients are poor, they often resort to traditional healers.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

Traditional medicine is available, but with unsuccessful results.

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