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Sros is a 35-year-old motor taxi driver from Cambodia who needs $465 to fund fracture repair surgery.

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September 10, 2021

Sros is a 35-year-old motor taxi driver. He’s married and his wife works as a farmer. They have two children, including a three-year-old son and a thirteen-year-old daughter.

In May 2021, Sros was in a motor vehicle accident that caused a fracture to his left tibia. He went to a government hospital for an open reduction procedure and returned home. However, he still has pain from the fracture and it is difficult for him to walk.

Over the last couple of months, he has visited our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), a couple of times due to the pain. Fortunately, surgeons at CSC can help. On September 10th, Sros will undergo a fracture repair procedure, which will cost $465. This procedure will help him to walk easily again.

Sros shared that he hopes that he can walk easily and return to his job as soon as possible.

Sros is a 35-year-old motor taxi driver. He's married and his wife works as a farmer. They have two children, including a three-year-old son...

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Sros's Timeline

  • September 10, 2021

    Sros was submitted by Sieng Heng at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • September 10, 2021

    Sros was scheduled to receive 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 13, 2021

    Sros's profile was published to start raising funds.


    Sros is currently raising funds for his treatment.

  • TBD

    Awaiting Sros's treatment update from Children's Surgical Centre.

Funded by 3 donors

Funded by 3 donors

ORIF / External Fixation / Fracture
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $465 for Sros's treatment
Hospital Fees
Medical Staff
  • 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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