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Success! Alory from Cambodia raised $412 to fund fracture repair surgery to help him walk again.

Alory
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  • $412 raised, $0 to go
$412
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Alory's treatment was fully funded on September 26, 2021.

Photo of Alory post-operation

July 14, 2021

Alory underwent fracture repair surgery to help him walk again.

Alory no longer experiences pain and can soon walk on his own. As a construction worker, he has not been able to feed his family because he hasn’t been able to work. This surgery has relieved him of pain and worry about supporting his family. The staff looks forward to tracking Alory’s improvements over the next few months as he continues his physiotherapy appointments.

His son shares, “We are very satisfied that my father could have this surgery. He will be able to walk and work on his own without the help of the children. Thank you to the CSC staff for your help.”

Alory no longer experiences pain and can soon walk on his own. As a construction worker, he has not been able to feed his family because he ...

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June 7, 2021

Alory is a 56-year-old married father of three daughters and one son. In his free time, Alory enjoys watching political news and Khmer movies on TV.

On June 2nd, Alory was in a bicycle accident. He visited a hospital where they took an x-ray and told him he would need surgery on his knee. However, the hospital did not have the instruments to perform the procedure. It is difficult for him to walk because he can not straighten his left leg without pain.

He then visited our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), and was diagnosed with a left patella fracture. On June 7th, surgeons will perform an open reduction surgery to heal his fracture and allow him to walk easily again. Now, CSC is requesting $412 to fund Alory’s procedure.

Alory shared, “I hope I can return to my work soon when I am healed and can walk again.”

Alory is a 56-year-old married father of three daughters and one son. In his free time, Alory enjoys watching political news and Khmer movie...

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Alory's Timeline

  • June 7, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Alory was submitted by Sieng Heng at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • June 7, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Alory received treatment at Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre in Cambodia. 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.

  • June 8, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Alory's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 14, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Alory's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • September 26, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Alory's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 15 donors

Funded by 15 donors

Treatment
Reduction Procedure
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $412 for Alory's treatment
Hospital Fees
$65
Medical Staff
$298
Medication
$0
Supplies
$40
Labs
$4
Radiology
$5
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

​What kinds of symptoms do patients experience before receiving treatment?

A reduction procedure is needed to correct alignment of bones. After a bone fracture, parts of the bone can become displaced or angulated.

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

Living with fractured or misaligned bones can be painful and limits functionality, which can interfere with day-to-day tasks.

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

In Cambodia, road rules are largely unregulated and traffic accidents occur frequently, often causing fractures and bone dislocations.

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

What does the treatment process look like?

Reduction procedures are classified as open reduction and closed reduction. In an open reduction, surgery is performed to expose the fracture fragments at the site of the injury and realign the bones. In a closed reduction, bones are reset without surgical exposure.

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

Reduction procedures can greatly improve quality of life by reducing the pain from the fractured bone and allowing mobility and use of it.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

Closed reductions have fewer risks than open reductions, as they do not carry the potential complications of any surgical exposure. Risks of closed reduction procedures include injury to nerves or blood vessels near the affected bone and blood clot formation. In addition to these, risks of open reduction also include infection and stiffness.

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

Reduction procedures, especially those that require surgeries, are not easily accessed or afforded by many Cambodians. Patients will travel for many hours to reach CSC for free surgical treatment.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

For patients in need of reduction procedures to reset a misaligned bone, few alternatives exist. Traditional healers are often used, but with unsuccessful results.

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