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Success! Kea from Cambodia raised $390 to fund repair surgery.

Kea
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  • $390 raised, $0 to go
$390
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Kea's treatment was fully funded on November 5, 2018.

Photo of Kea post-operation

September 13, 2018

Kea underwent repair surgery.

Kea’s surgery went well and she’s been working with the physiotherapy team to improve the mobility and function in her elbow. Surgery will allow Kea to greatly improve her quality of life and allow her to work without pain.

Her mother says, “We are very happy with the surgery’s results. She is better, and more comfortable with moving, bending, carrying things without pain. Thanks for the donations and for helping my daughter.”

Kea's surgery went well and she's been working with the physiotherapy team to improve the mobility and function in her elbow. Surgery will a...

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September 5, 2018

Kea is a woman from Cambodia. She has one daughter and two sons. She likes to spend time with her family, cook, and watch TV in her free time.

Two months ago, she was in motor vehicle accident that dislocated her elbow. Ever since the accident, she has had a chronic right elbow dislocation. She experiences arm pain, cannot lift things, and thus is unable to work.

She needs to undergo a reduction procedure for her to regain mobility in her right elbow and arm. Surgery is scheduled for September 6 and will cost $390.

She says, “I really want to return to work after surgery so I can continue to support my family.”

Kea is a woman from Cambodia. She has one daughter and two sons. She likes to spend time with her family, cook, and watch TV in her free tim...

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Kea's Timeline

  • September 5, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Kea was submitted by Lindsay Bownik, Stakeholder Relations Officer at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • September 6, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Kea 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.

  • September 6, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Kea's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 13, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Kea's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • November 5, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Kea's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 7 donors

Funded by 7 donors

Treatment
Reduction Procedure
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $390 for Kea'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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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.