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

Sophea
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  • $430 raised, $0 to go
$430
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Sophea's treatment was fully funded on February 1, 2018.

Photo of Sophea post-operation

December 21, 2017

Sophea underwent fracture repair.

Sophea is doing well after surgery and has returned home. Her surgeons expect a fast recovery, with improved function in her arm. Sophea was looking forward to getting back home and taking care of her kids. She also wants to do some vegetable gardening outside her home.

Her husband says, “Thanks for helping my wife.”

Sophea is doing well after surgery and has returned home. Her surgeons expect a fast recovery, with improved function in her arm. Sophea was...

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December 13, 2017

Sophea is a mother of two from Cambodia. She has one son and one daughter. She does not have a lot of free time as a stay-at-home mom.

Three years ago, she fractured her arm in a motorbike accident. She is in pain and it is difficult to use her arm, including keeping up with her children and housework.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, can help. On December 14, Sophea will undergo a fracture repair procedure, which will cost $430. This procedure will help her improve function and decrease pain.

Her husband says, “I hope my wife can use her arm again.”

Sophea is a mother of two from Cambodia. She has one son and one daughter. She does not have a lot of free time as a stay-at-home mom. Th...

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Sophea's Timeline

  • December 13, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • December 14, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Sophea 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.

  • December 15, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Sophea's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 21, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Sophea's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • February 01, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Sophea's treatment was fully funded.

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