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Nov from Cambodia raised $405 to treat an elbow dislocation and fracture.

Nov
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Nov's treatment was fully funded on August 3, 2015.

Photo of Nov post-operation

September 14, 2015

Nov received surgery to treat his elbow dislocation and fracture.

Now that he has undergone the open reduction and internal fixation operation, “Nov will no longer be in pain and will be able to work to support his family,” reports our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC).

Doctors successfully opened the area around Nov’s fractured elbow and realigned the broken ends using metal hardware—allowing Nov’s broken elbow to fully heal and eventually regain its full range of motion.

“Nov is relieved his arm is now fixed,” CSC shares. “He is looking forward to returning home and seeing his grandchildren and going back to work on the farm.”

Now that he has undergone the open reduction and internal fixation operation, "Nov will no longer be in pain and will be able to work to sup...

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July 24, 2015

“Nov enjoys listening to the Khmer news radio station,” our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), tells us. The 57-year old father of three and grandfather of three from Cambodia works as a construction worker.

Over time, Nov has become increasingly unable to work and support his family due to a radial head dislocation—a dislocation of the elbow caused by an injury sustained many years ago. A radial dislocation occurs when the elbow bones become displaced from their original position, causing discomfort and a restricted range of motion. This injury can affect the surrounding bones, ligaments, and nerves.

CSC shares, “Nov was doing manual construction in 1989 when he began having forearm pain. Now he has a very old fracture and radial head dislocation.” At this point, Nov can no longer carry things—and thus cannot work.

With $405, Nov will receive an open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) surgery. This procedure will rebind the fractured bones in his elbow using steel plates and rods. To help ensure a safe operation, Nov will undergo all of the necessary examinations and x-rays over a two-week hospital stay. He will also work with a physiotherapist to support his recovery.

CSC states that following surgery and recovery, “Nov will have full use of his arm and hand.”

Regaining use of his arm will greatly impact Nov’s life. CSC shares, “Nov is very eager to get his surgery and physiotherapy done so he can go back to working and supporting his family.”

“Nov enjoys listening to the Khmer news radio station,” our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), tells us. The 57-year old fat...

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Nov's Timeline

  • July 24, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Nov was submitted by Hannah Callas, Stakeholder Relations Officer at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • July 24, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Nov received treatment. 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.

  • July 27, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Nov's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 3, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Nov's treatment was fully funded.

  • September 14, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Nov. Read the update.

Funded by 10 donors

Funded by 10 donors

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