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Success! Nget from Cambodia raised $518 to fund knee surgery.

Nget
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  • $518 raised, $0 to go
$518
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$0
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Nget's treatment was fully funded on January 26, 2021.

Photo of Nget post-operation

October 17, 2020

Nget underwent knee surgery.

Nget’s surgery was successful and with his ongoing physiotherapy he will be able to walk normally and without pain. He is looking forward to getting back to his normal activities.

Nget told us, “I am so happy my surgery went well. Thank you to everyone who helped me.”

Nget's surgery was successful and with his ongoing physiotherapy he will be able to walk normally and without pain. He is looking forward to...

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August 13, 2020

Nget is a 32-year-old cleaner from Cambodia. He and his wife have two young sons, both in elementary school. His wife is a cook. He enjoys listening to news on the radio, watching sports on TV, and playing soccer with his sons.

In November 2019, Nget accidentally fell, causing trauma to his right knee. After the accident he went to a clinic, but they only provided him with pain relievers. His injury has worsened over time, and he now experiences severe pain in his right knee, and cannot walk without support.

When Nget learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled for four hours seeking treatment. On August 12th, surgeons at CSC will perform a joint arthrodesis procedure to fuse his right knee and and alleviate his pain, allowing him to walk easily. Now, Nget needs help to fund this $518 procedure.

Nget said, “I hope that I can recover quickly so I can walk again with no pain or support.”

Nget is a 32-year-old cleaner from Cambodia. He and his wife have two young sons, both in elementary school. His wife is a cook. He enjoys l...

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Nget's Timeline

  • August 12, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Nget 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.

  • August 13, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • August 14, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Nget's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 17, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Nget's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • January 26, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Nget's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 12 donors

Funded by 12 donors

Treatment
Joint Arthrodesis
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $518 for Nget's treatment
Hospital Fees
$119
Medical Staff
$351
Medication
$0
Supplies
$40
Labs
$3
Radiology
$5
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

​What kinds of symptoms do patients experience before receiving treatment?

Arthrodesis is the abolition and fusion of a joint via surgical means. For example, the knee joint is obliterated to join the femur to the tibia. This is done to relieve intractable pain that cannot be managed by pain medication, splints, or other treatments. The typical causes of such pain are fractures, severe sprains, infections, and arthritis. Arthrodesis is most commonly performed on joints in the spine, hand, ankle, and foot. This procedure can also be performed on the shoulder, knee, or wrist.

​What is the impact on patients’ lives of living with these conditions?

Any painful joint can impair normal function. Moving the legs, arms, or spine may be acutely painful and disabling.

What cultural or regional factors affect the treatment of these conditions?

Patients in Cambodia often neglect pain and other symptoms far longer than patients in America, so their cases become more complex.

  • Process
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Risks and side-effects
  • Accessibility
  • Alternatives

What does the treatment process look like?

There are a number of joint arthrodesis surgeries that a patient might undergo. The patient will be examined, and doctors will create a treatment plan for the affected joint.

What is the impact of this treatment on the patient’s life?

The patient will be rendered pain-free. Of course, the patient will experience limited function in this joint.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

Surgery performed on the limbs is not risky. However, spinal fusion procedures can entail a lot of blood loss and are inherently more risky.

How accessible is treatment in the area? What is the typical journey like for a patient to receive care?

Joint arthrodesis is not widely available in Cambodia, as there are only a handful of doctors in the country that perform fusions. Usually, people experience months or years of pain before the joint fuses itself or they manage to find a surgeon to treat it appropriately.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

The alternatives to surgery are bracing or splinting, but these are temporary measures.

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Komugisha is a small business woman from Uganda. She is a 41-year-old mother of three children, and she lives with them in a single-room rental house. After separation from her husband, Komugisha assumed the role as the sole breadwinner of her family. To earn a living, she trades in dry cereals to pay for the fees and expenses for her children, but faces difficulty when farming harvests are not productive. Six years ago, Komugisha began to experience troubling symptoms, including anterior neck swelling, difficulty breathing, and persistent pain. She was diagnosed with nodular goitre, or an enlarged thyroid gland. Initially, she had visited a different facility which gave her an oral medication, but her condition did not improve. Komugisha was also advised to undergo surgery, but she opted to use local herbs as medicine due to the costs. In the end, Komugisha was referred by a friend to our medical partner's care center, Nyakibale Hospital, where she had a scan diagnosing the goitre, and doctors suggest surgery to prevent worsening symptoms. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF), is helping Komugisha receive treatment. She is scheduled to undergo a thyroidectomy on June 22nd at our medical partner's care center, where surgeons will remove all or part of her thyroid gland. This procedure will cost $252. Komugisha shared, “I can no longer walk for longer distances yet my job requires much walking to look for the cereals. My children are still in need of daily upkeep. Please help me."

26% funded

26%funded
$66raised
$186to go

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