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Success! Aly from Cambodia raised $273 to fund mobility-restoring ankle surgery to repair a fracture.

Aly
100%
  • $273 raised, $0 to go
$273
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Aly's treatment was fully funded on August 3, 2020.

Photo of Aly post-operation

July 21, 2020

Aly underwent mobility-restoring ankle surgery to repair a fracture.

Aly’s procedure went well and he is not in any pain. He will receive wound changes until the incision site has healed and then he can return home. There is no sign of infection and he is walking well.

“I am happy that my leg has healed and that I am not in pain anymore. Now I can walk easily and take care of my family,” Aly said.

Aly's procedure went well and he is not in any pain. He will receive wound changes until the incision site has healed and then he can return...

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July 4, 2020

Aly is a 58-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. His wife recently passed away from liver cancer, but his six children help to keep him company. He loves taking care of his twelve grandchildren and taking them outside to play. He does all the housework at home and when he wants to relax he watches boxing matches on TV.

Six months ago, Aly fell from his roof and fractured his right ankle. He went to a private clinic for treatment, but the wound became infected. He still has severe pain in his ankle and has a difficult time walking. In addition to that, there is pus discharge coming from the wound and the infection will spread if not properly treated.

When Aly learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), he traveled for three hours seeking treatment. On July 3rd, surgeons at CSC will perform a debridement procedure to clean the wound from infection. Now, Aly needs help to fund this $273 procedure.

Aly shared, “I hope that my ankle is healed quickly and I can walk just like before. I want to work well and do everything in my life without my children worrying about me.”

Aly is a 58-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. His wife recently passed away from liver cancer, but his six children help to keep him compa...

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Aly's Timeline

  • July 03, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Aly 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.

  • July 4, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Aly was submitted by Sieng Heng at Children's Surgical Centre, our medical partner in Cambodia.

  • July 07, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Aly's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 21, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Aly's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • August 03, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Aly's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 1 donor

Funded by 1 donor

Treatment
Debridement
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $273 for Aly's treatment
Hospital Fees
$65
Medical Staff
$160
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 variety of injuries related to extensive skin loss and the cause of wounds can necessitate a debridement procedure. These include large open wounds, infection, and third degree burns.

​What is the impact on patients’ lives of living with these conditions?

Patients who have injuries that are in need of a debridement are in compromised health and at risk of infection from bacteria or viruses entering through the open wound.

What cultural or regional factors affect the treatment of these conditions?

Road traffic accidents—particularly with motorcycles—and hot water or fire burns are common causes of injuries in Cambodia and can often result in surgeries that involve debridement.

  • Process
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Risks and side-effects
  • Accessibility
  • Alternatives

What does the treatment process look like?

Debridement is done using scalpels, forceps, scissors and other instruments for large wounds that have deep tissue damage. First, the skin surrounding the wound is cleaned and disinfected. After determining the depth of the wound, the dead tissue is cut away and the wound is washed out to remove any free tissue. It may take the wound many weeks to heal. However, following a debridement procedure, patients will remain at the hospital for only one week for follow-up care.

What is the impact of this treatment on the patient’s life?

By removing unhealthy tissue from a wound, the wound is able to heal more easily and it reduces the patient’s risk of disease-causing bacteria or viruses entering the body, improving the overall health of the patient.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

Debridement procedures come with minor possible complications that include pain, bleeding, infection, and delayed healing.

How accessible is treatment in the area? What is the typical journey like for a patient to receive care?

Severe injuries in need of debridement procedures require surgical operation; affordable surgical care is not very accessible, and so patients travel as much as twelve hours to reach Children's Surgical Centre for free surgery, arriving by bus, motorbike, or taxi.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

Alternatives to surgical debridement include chemical debridement (applying a debriding medication to the wound), mechanical debridement (involves a whirlpool bath, a syringe and catheter or wet to dry dressings), and autolytic debridement (involves dressings that retain wound fluids and assist in the body’s natural abilities to clean the wound). However, these alternatives are not as effective as surgical debridement in treating severe wounds.

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