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Ngok Yiv is a young fish seller from Cambodia who needs $483 to fund a fracture repair so she can walk again.

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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 SCHEDULED

    Ngok Yiv was scheduled to receive 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.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Ngok Yiv is currently raising funds for her treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Ngok Yiv's treatment update from Children's Surgical Centre.

Funded by 3 donors

Funded by 3 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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