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Success! Seang Khy from Cambodia raised $390 to fund hip surgery.

Seang Khy
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  • $390 raised, $0 to go
$390
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Seang Khy's treatment was fully funded on June 7, 2019.

Photo of Seang Khy post-operation

May 15, 2019

Seang Khy underwent hip surgery.

Seang Khy’s surgery went well and she’s been working with the physiotherapy team to improve the mobility and function in her hip and leg. Surgery will allow Seang Khy to greatly improve her quality of life and allow her to walk and work without pain. She looks forward to returning to her job as a rice seller in the province.

Seang Khy's surgery went well and she's been working with the physiotherapy team to improve the mobility and function in her hip and leg. Su...

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May 2, 2019

Seang Khy is a woman from Cambodia. In March 2019, Seang Khy was in a motorcycle accident, dislocating her left hip. She is unable to walk without support, and experiences pain all along her left leg.

Surgery will allow her to walk normally without any pain. Surgery is scheduled for May 2 and will cost $390.

In her free time, Seang Khy likes to grow vegetables and feed the farm animals nearby her house. She is looking forward to returning to her work and regaining her independence.

She says, “I hope that after my surgery, I will be able to walk like normal again and I can return to my work selling rice.”

Seang Khy is a woman from Cambodia. In March 2019, Seang Khy was in a motorcycle accident, dislocating her left hip. She is unable to walk w...

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Seang Khy's Timeline

  • May 2, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • May 02, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Seang Khy 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.

  • May 06, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Seang Khy's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 15, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Seang Khy's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • June 07, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Seang Khy's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 9 donors

Funded by 9 donors

Treatment
Reduction Procedure
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $390 for Seang Khy's treatment
Hospital Fees
$65
Medical Staff
$277
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?

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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