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Success! Sopheap from Cambodia raised $390 to fund a reduction procedure.

Sopheap
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  • $390 raised, $0 to go
$390
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Sopheap's treatment was fully funded on December 31, 2017.

Photo of Sopheap post-operation

August 4, 2017

Sopheap underwent a reduction procedure.

Sopheap’s treatment for her right shoulder went well. Following the procedure, she was given pain medication and doctors applied a cast to be worn for one month. Sopheap feels more comfortable than before and she does not experience any pain.

Sopheap says, “I feel better than before. Thanks to the staff at CSC for the help.”

Sopheap's treatment for her right shoulder went well. Following the procedure, she was given pain medication and doctors applied a cast to b...

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July 13, 2017

Sopheap is a 55-year-old farmer from Cambodia who is married and has three daughters and two sons. In her free time, she likes to watch TV and plant vegetables behind her home.

In April 2017, Sopheap fell off of a chair, which caused her to dislocate her right shoulder. She went to a Khmer traditional healer for treatment, but her symptoms did not improve. Since she fell, Sopheap has been unable to use her shoulder and she is in pain.

Sopheap heard about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), from her neighbor who had been to CSC before. She traveled for four hours with her sister to reach CSC for treatment.

On July 13, surgeons at CSC will perform a reduction procedure to restore Sopheap’s dislocation to the correct alignment and relieve her of pain. The $390 requested to fund Sopheap’s treatment will cover the full cost of the procedure, including a hospital stay, labs, radiology, supplies, and surgeon time.

Sopheap is a 55-year-old farmer from Cambodia who is married and has three daughters and two sons. In her free time, she likes to watch TV a...

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Sopheap's Timeline

  • July 13, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • July 13, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Sopheap 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 04, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Sopheap's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 04, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Sopheap's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 31, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Sopheap's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 5 donors

Funded by 5 donors

Treatment
Reduction Procedure
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $390 for Sopheap'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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