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Success! Srey Neth from Cambodia raised $450 to fund spinal surgery.

Srey Neth
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  • $450 raised, $0 to go
$450
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Srey Neth's treatment was fully funded on March 18, 2017.

Photo of Srey Neth post-operation

March 1, 2017

Srey Neth underwent successful spinal surgery.

Srey Neth’s treatment went well. Surgeons at CSC successfully fixated screws and rods to stabilize her spine. Following the procedure, she was given pain medication, and she had one week of physiotherapy at CSC before going back home. Her wound has healed nicely, and she does not experience pain. Srey Neth is now able to walk more easily than before.

Srey Neth says, “I really look forward to going back to school again.”

Srey Neth's treatment went well. Surgeons at CSC successfully fixated screws and rods to stabilize her spine. Following the procedure, she w...

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January 19, 2017

Srey Neth is a twelve-year-old girl from Cambodia. She has two brothers and two sisters. Like many sixth graders, Srey Neth likes to hang out with her friends, watch Korean movies on TV, and listen to pop music in her free time.

In May of 2015, Srey Neth developed scoliosis, causing her spine to curve to the side and making it difficult for her to sit and breathe. Srey Neth’s parents knew about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC). Srey Neth and her mother decided to make the hour-long trek to visit CSC to seek treatment.

On January 19, surgeons at CSC will perform surgery to straighten and stabilize Srey Neth’s spine. The requested $450 pays for surgical equipment and staff, as well as her hospital stay. After her procedure and recovery, Srey Neth will feel more comfortable and grow strong.

Srey Neth is a twelve-year-old girl from Cambodia. She has two brothers and two sisters. Like many sixth graders, Srey Neth likes to hang ou...

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Srey Neth's Timeline

  • January 19, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • January 19, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Srey Neth 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.

  • January 23, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

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

  • March 1, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

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

  • March 18, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Srey Neth's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 9 donors

Funded by 9 donors

Treatment
Joint Arthrodesis
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $450 for Srey Neth's treatment
Hospital Fees
$105
Medical Staff
$345
Medication
$0
Supplies
$0
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

​What kinds of symptoms do patients experience before receiving treatment?

Arthrodesis is the abolition and fusion of a joint via surgical means. For example, the knee joint is obliterated to join the femur to the tibia. This is done to relieve intractable pain that cannot be managed by pain medication, splints, or other treatments. The typical causes of such pain are fractures, severe sprains, infections, and arthritis. Arthrodesis is most commonly performed on joints in the spine, hand, ankle, and foot. This procedure can also be performed on the shoulder, knee, or wrist.

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

Any painful joint can impair normal function. Moving the legs, arms, or spine may be acutely painful and disabling.

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

Patients in Cambodia often neglect pain and other symptoms far longer than patients in America, so their cases become more complex.

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

What does the treatment process look like?

There are a number of joint arthrodesis surgeries that a patient might undergo. The patient will be examined, and doctors will create a treatment plan for the affected joint.

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

The patient will be rendered pain-free. Of course, the patient will experience limited function in this joint.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

Surgery performed on the limbs is not risky. However, spinal fusion procedures can entail a lot of blood loss and are inherently more risky.

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

Joint arthrodesis is not widely available in Cambodia, as there are only a handful of doctors in the country that perform fusions. Usually, people experience months or years of pain before the joint fuses itself or they manage to find a surgeon to treat it appropriately.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

The alternatives to surgery are bracing or splinting, but these are temporary measures.

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