Sophy is a 41-year-old unmarried rice farmer. She lives in Takeo province with her elderly mother and father and two of her sisters. All of her siblings are rice farmers and help to support their parents. In the evenings, she likes to watch Khmer dramas on television.
In June, she was in a motorbike accident and fractured her left forearm. She went to the provincial hospital for surgery and metalwork to heal the fracture, but the bone was still not recovered three months later. She had a second operation to change the metalwork several weeks ago but still cannot use her hand.
A neighbor suggested she consult with Children’s Surgical Center, where she was diagnosed with a Monteggia fracture, a proximal ulna fracture associated with dislocation of the radial head. Monteggia fractures can be challenging to diagnose and may lead to complications without proper management. It is difficult for her to use the hand, and she is in chronic pain.
Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Center, can help. Sophy will undergo a fracture repair procedure, which will cost $483. This procedure will allow her to use her hand again.
Sophy said: “I hope I can use my hand like before and care for my parents.”