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Success! Ngok Yiv from Cambodia raised $483 to fund a fracture repair so she can walk again.

Ngok Yiv
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$483
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$0
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Fully funded
Ngok Yiv's treatment was fully funded on November 14, 2022.

Photo of Ngok Yiv post-operation

November 21, 2022

Ngok Yiv underwent a fracture repair so she can walk again.

Ngok Yiv and her husband traveled to our medical partner Children’s Surgical Centre, where doctors corrected her leg fracture and placed a cast on her ankle which previously caused her so much pain. She rested in the hospital for several days after the procedure. She will be going through physiotherapy once she is able. Although it may take up to two months for her to heal completely, she is relieved to have this care and hopes her leg will return to normal soon. This will improve her life because she is anxious to get back to helping her husband sell fish, and cook for her family.

Ngok Yiv said: “I am so happy that the surgeons were able to fix my leg and my ankle, it has been so painful and I could not walk or work. Now I can soon care for my family again and take care of myself. I want to thank everyone who supported me so I could have this surgery and return to work.”

Ngok Yiv and her husband traveled to our medical partner Children's Surgical Centre, where doctors corrected her leg fracture and placed a c...

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June 1, 2022

Ngok Yiv is a 19-year-old who sells fish along with her husband. In her free time Ngok Yiv enjoys playing games on her phone and listening to music.

On May 17th, Ngok Yiv fell and fractured her right femur, making it difficult for her to walk and do her daily work. She went to a private clinic for treatment, but could not afford the cost of repair surgery. Her neighbor told her about our medical partner Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC) and she traveled there hoping to get the care she needs to be out of pain.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, can help. On June 1st, Ngok Yiv will undergo a fracture repair procedure, which will cost $483. This procedure will help her walk easily again.

Ngok Yiv says, “I hope I can get around easily without a wheelchair after this surgery and I can return to work.”

Ngok Yiv is a 19-year-old who sells fish along with her husband. In her free time Ngok Yiv enjoys playing games on her phone and listening t...

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Ngok Yiv's Timeline

  • June 1, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Ngok Yiv was submitted by Sieng Heng at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • June 1, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Ngok Yiv 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.

  • June 3, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ngok Yiv's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 14, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Ngok Yiv's treatment was fully funded.

  • November 21, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Ngok Yiv's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 7 donors

Funded by 7 donors

Treatment
ORIF / External Fixation / Fracture
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $483 for Ngok Yiv's treatment
Hospital Fees
$70
Medical Staff
$318
Medication
$0
Supplies
$87
Labs
$3
Radiology
$5
  • 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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