Ath is a 34-year-old construction worker from Cambodia. He is married and has a son. Ath enjoys listening to pop music, watching boxing on TV, and reading magazines.
In January of 2016, Ath sustained electrical burns on both his wrists. He went to a hospital in Phnom Penh, where surgeons performed a debridement procedure to remove damaged tissue. Three months later, he returned to the same hospital for a skin flap procedure. The procedure was successful. His wound has healed nicely, and the skin flaps look healthy.
Though Ath has improved, his previous procedures only treated parts of his injury. Ath’s accident also caused his tendons to rupture, making it difficult and painful for him to flex and extend his wrists.
Through people in his village, Ath heard about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC). Along with his brother, Ath made the five hour journey to CSC for treatment.
On January 16, Ath will undergo a tenolysis procedure at our medical partner’s care center, Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre. This procedure will remove the scar tissue that has bonded Ath’s tendons to the surrounding tissue. CSC is asking for $450 in funds to cover the cost of this surgery and the accompanying supplies.
After this surgery, Ath will be able to use his wrists easily again.