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

Srey Leak
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  • $411 raised, $0 to go
$411
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Srey Leak's treatment was fully funded on December 29, 2016.

Photo of Srey Leak post-operation

January 24, 2017

Srey Leak underwent successful fracture repair.

Srey Leak’s treatment went very well. Doctors surgically cut her ulna bone in order to realign her bones. She had one week of physiotherapy before going home. Her wound has healed, and she does not experience pain. Srey Leak is now able to carry objects easily.

Srey Leak says, “I am happy to be able to go back home and work again.”

Srey Leak's treatment went very well. Doctors surgically cut her ulna bone in order to realign her bones. She had one week of physiotherapy ...

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October 31, 2016

Srey Leak is 21 years old and works in a sock factory. She has three sisters and three brothers. In her free time, she likes to watch TV and cook.

When she was ten years old, Srey Leak fell from a mango tree and fractured her right wrist. Since then, she has experienced wrist pain, which makes it difficult for her to write.

When Srey Leak learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), she traveled for four hours to seek treatment. On November 1, CSC surgeons performed an open reduction internal fixation procedure on her wrist to heal her fracture.

After recovery, Srey Leak should be able to go back to work. Now, she needs help to fund this $411 procedure.

Srey Leak is 21 years old and works in a sock factory. She has three sisters and three brothers. In her free time, she likes to watch TV and...

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Srey Leak's Timeline

  • October 31, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • November 1, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Srey Leak 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 1, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

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

  • December 29, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Srey Leak's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 24, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

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

Funded by 13 donors

Funded by 13 donors

Treatment
ORIF / External Fixation / Fracture
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $411 for Srey Leak'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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