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Success! Srey Ol from Cambodia raised $411 to walk without pain.

Srey Ol
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$411
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$0
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Fully funded
Srey Ol's treatment was fully funded on November 7, 2016.

Photo of Srey Ol post-operation

November 17, 2016

Srey Ol was successfully treated to be able to walk without pain again.

Srey Ol is doing great! Her fractured bones were realigned correctly and secured in their right place. Post-surgery, Srey Ol is at home with her family resting. After a few weeks of resting, she’ll start physiotherapy to regain mobility, and will have to be careful and limit her mobility as she continues to heal.

“I am happy with the result!” shares Srey Ol.

Srey Ol is doing great! Her fractured bones were realigned correctly and secured in their right place. Post-surgery, Srey Ol is at home with...

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October 11, 2016

Srey Ol is a 29-year-old farmer who lives with her husband and daughter in Cambodia. In her free time, she likes to stay at home, cook food, and clean her home.

On July 9, 2016, Srey Ol was hit by a motorbike, fracturing her left lower leg bones (tibia and fibula). After the accident, she was seen in a hospital in her hometown, where she got a cast. Srey Ol then traveled to Vietnam for further treatment and an external fixation was placed. In an external fixation, pins are inserted through the skin into the bone and held in place by an external frame.

Even after treatment, Srey Ol is in pain, and it is difficult for her to walk. She heard about Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC) from her brother. She traveled for six hours with her brother to reach CSC for evaluation and treatment.

For $411, Srey Ol will undergo a tibial fracture treatment in which CSC doctors will use a frame to correct her tibia, allowing her to walk normally and without pain. Funding for Srey Ol also covers the costs of two weeks of hospital care, including X-rays, lab tests, food, and physical therapy.

After the procedure, Srey Ol will be able to go home and continue her work as a farmer.

Srey Ol is a 29-year-old farmer who lives with her husband and daughter in Cambodia. In her free time, she likes to stay at home, cook food,...

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Srey Ol's Timeline

  • October 11, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • October 11, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Srey Ol 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.

  • October 14, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

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

  • November 7, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Srey Ol's treatment was fully funded.

  • November 17, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

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

Funded by 11 donors

Funded by 11 donors

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