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

Sophy
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  • $430 raised, $0 to go
$430
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Sophy's treatment was fully funded on September 21, 2018.

Photo of Sophy post-operation

August 14, 2018

Sophy underwent fracture repair surgery.

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

Her daughter says, “I am very happy with the surgery. My mom can hold things and get back to work soon. Thanks for all the support for her surgery.”

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

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August 5, 2018

Sophy is a bean farmer from Cambodia. She has five daughters and three sons. She likes to watch TV, cook, and tend to her vegetable farm and garden.

In April, Sophy fell down while on a walk and fractured her right upper arm. It is difficult for her to work and move her arm. She is in chronic pain.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, can help. On August 6, Sophy will undergo a fracture repair procedure, which will cost $430. This procedure will help her work easily again.

She says, “After surgery I hope my arm recovers and functions normally again.”

Sophy is a bean farmer from Cambodia. She has five daughters and three sons. She likes to watch TV, cook, and tend to her vegetable farm and...

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Sophy's Timeline

  • August 5, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • August 06, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Sophy 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.

  • August 06, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Sophy's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 14, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Sophy's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • September 21, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Sophy's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 9 donors

Funded by 9 donors

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