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Success! Srey Ing from Cambodia raised $411 to fund fracture repair.

Srey Ing
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$411
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$0
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Fully funded
Srey Ing's treatment was fully funded on December 31, 2016.

Photo of Srey Ing post-operation

February 8, 2017

Srey Ing underwent a fracture repair.

Srey Ing underwent an osteotomy procedure on her fused temporomandibular joint (TMJ) to allow realignment. On December 2, 2016, surgeons performed a follow-up procedure to release the TMJ and to fixate her jaw. A flap procedure was also performed to cover the incision.

Following her procedure, she was given pain medication, and she had physiotherapy for one week. Her sutures were removed ten days after her procedure, and her wound has healed well. Srey Ing is now able to eat more easily than before.

Srey Ing’s mother says, “I’m so happy to see that my daughter can eat and drink better. Thanks for all of the donations.”

Srey Ing underwent an osteotomy procedure on her fused temporomandibular joint (TMJ) to allow realignment. On December 2, 2016, surgeons per...

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November 28, 2016

Srey Ing is 16 years old and in the tenth grade. She has two sisters and two brothers. She likes to watch movies on TV and draw pictures of flowers.

In 2013, Srey Ing was in a motorbike accident that caused a fracture in her left jaw and the humerus of her left arm. She was treated in a hospital in Phnom Penh, but her symptoms did not improve.

Srey Ing first visited our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), in 2015. She was diagnosed with temporomandibular joint ankylosis, a condition in which her jaw bone is fused by bony tissues. This condition made it difficult for her to open her mouth to eat and speak. At CSC, she underwent an osteotomy procedure and completed physiotherapy. Though her symptoms improved, she still had difficulty opening her mouth.

On November 29, surgeons at CSC performed another osteotomy procedure to heal Srey Ing’s fracture and alleviate her pain. This procedure will allow her to use her mouth easily again. Now, she needs help to pay her $411 medical bill.

Srey Ing is 16 years old and in the tenth grade. She has two sisters and two brothers. She likes to watch movies on TV and draw pictures of ...

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Srey Ing's Timeline

  • November 28, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • November 29, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Srey Ing 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.

  • December 8, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Srey Ing's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 31, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Srey Ing's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 8, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Srey Ing's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 7 donors

Funded by 7 donors

Treatment
ORIF / External Fixation / Fracture
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $411 for Srey Ing's treatment
Hospital Fees
$251
Medical Staff
$147
Medication
$5
Supplies
$8
  • 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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