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Success! Sok Ly from Cambodia raised $412 to fund surgery for her dislocated elbow.

Sok Ly
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  • $412 raised, $0 to go
$412
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Sok Ly's treatment was fully funded on February 14, 2022.

Photo of Sok Ly post-operation

March 11, 2022

Sok Ly underwent surgery for her dislocated elbow.

Sok Ly had surgery to repair her fracture, and after a short stay at our medical partner Children’s Surgical Centre, she was able to return to her province. She expressed great satisfaction with the results of her surgery and is hopeful she will no longer have pain. Now, Sok Ly will be able to dress herself and return to work in the factory.

Her parents said: “We are grateful for the care Sok Ly received at the hospital. She was very sad she could not work, and now she has hope that her arm will be better and she can help to support our family. Thank you to the staff and to the people who donated so that she can use her arm again.”

Sok Ly had surgery to repair her fracture, and after a short stay at our medical partner Children's Surgical Centre, she was able to return ...

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November 29, 2021

Sok Ly is a 27-year-old factory worker from Kampong Cham province in Cambodia. She has one brother and one sister; they are both married. Her parents and her brother are farmers. In her free time, she likes listening to music and watching TV.

Sok Ly injured her left elbow in a fall in October. After the accident, her family took her for treatment at a Khmer traditional healer because they did not have money for care, but her elbow did not heal. She is in pain, unable to bend her elbow or work in the factory.

When Sok Ly learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for three and a half hours seeking treatment. Sok Ly needs a surgical procedure called an open reduction and internal fixation to reduce her open fracture. The total cost of her procedure is $412. This covers medications, supplies, and inpatient care.

Sok Ly shared that she hopes that she can use her arm as soon as possible and no longer have pain.

Sok Ly is a 27-year-old factory worker from Kampong Cham province in Cambodia. She has one brother and one sister; they are both married. He...

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Sok Ly's Timeline

  • November 29, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Sok Ly was submitted by Sieng Heng at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • November 29, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Sok Ly 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.

  • November 30, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Sok Ly's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 14, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Sok Ly's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 11, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Sok Ly's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 13 donors

Funded by 13 donors

Treatment
Reduction Procedure
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $412 for Sok Ly's treatment
Hospital Fees
$65
Medical Staff
$298
Medication
$0
Supplies
$40
Labs
$4
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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