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Success! Sien from Cambodia raised $411 to fund fracture repair.

Sien
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  • $411 raised, $0 to go
$411
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Sien's treatment was fully funded on May 23, 2017.

Photo of Sien post-operation

March 9, 2017

Sien underwent fracture repair.

Surgeons at CSC removed fibrous tissue and a section of the fractured bone of her ankle. A pin was fixated to stabilize the fracture site. Following the procedure, she was given pain medication, and she was instructed to keep her right leg elevated to prevent swelling. She had one week of physiotherapy at CSC before going back home.

Sien returned to CSC in February because she had developed an infection. Surgeons performed a debridement procedure to remove the damaged and infected tissue from her ankle. She was given antibiotics after the procedure. Her wound has healed nicely, and she does not experience pain. Sien is now able to walk more easily than before.

Sien says, “I feel better after the surgery. I can do things by myself again.”

Surgeons at CSC removed fibrous tissue and a section of the fractured bone of her ankle. A pin was fixated to stabilize the fracture site. F...

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February 3, 2017

Sien is a 54-year-old farmer who is married with three sons and one daughter. She likes to cook, look after her children, and wash her clothes.

In December 2016, Sien fell down the stairs, causing a fracture in a joint of her right foot. It is difficult for Sien to walk, and she is in pain. She went to both a traditional healer and a private clinic for treatment, but her symptoms did not improve.

When Sien learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), she traveled for four hours with her daughter to reach CSC for treatment. She is scheduled for fracture treatment on February 3. CSC is requesting help to raise $411 for her care.

Surgeons at CSC will perform a procedure in Sien’s right foot to heal her fracture and allow her to walk easily again.

Sien is a 54-year-old farmer who is married with three sons and one daughter. She likes to cook, look after her children, and wash her cloth...

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Sien's Timeline

  • February 3, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Sien was submitted by Evalynn Romano, Stakeholder Relations Officer at Children's Surgical Centre, our medical partner in Cambodia.

  • February 03, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Sien received treatment at Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre.

  • February 03, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Sien's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 09, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Sien's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • May 23, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Sien's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 16 donors

Funded by 16 donors

Treatment
ORIF / External Fixation / Fracture
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $411 for Sien's treatment
Hospital Fees
$251
Medical Staff
$147
Medication
$5
Supplies
$8
  • 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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