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Success! Yorn from Cambodia raised $230 to fund a fracture repair.

Yorn
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  • $230 raised, $0 to go
$230
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Yorn's treatment was fully funded on September 7, 2020.

Photo of Yorn post-operation

March 26, 2020

Yorn underwent a fracture repair.

Yorn had a successful surgery, and he has been spending everyday with the physiotherapy team. This will ensure that function and mobility in his wrist improve, and that he is able to return to working in the rice field again. Surgery has relieved Yorn of his pain, and the surgical team looks forward to seeing him again in three months for a follow-up appointment.

He shared, “I am so happy that my wounds are healing and that I can use my hand again.”

Yorn had a successful surgery, and he has been spending everyday with the physiotherapy team. This will ensure that function and mobility in...

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February 21, 2020

Yorn is a 39-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. He has one son and two daughters. His favorite activities include exercising, doing housework, taking care of his family, and feeding farm animals for additional income.

Four years ago, Yorn fell from a distance of three meters, and fractured his right arm. He initially received treatment at a local provincial hospital where doctors fixated Yorn with internal hardware to help heal his fracture. Now, his injuries have healed and he no longer requires the internal hardware.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, can help. On February 21st, Yorn will undergo a hardware removal procedure, which will cost $230. This procedure will remove the hardware from Yorn’s arm, allowing him to feel comfortable again.

“I hope that the surgery will remove the hardware in my arm and I will feel much better than before,” he said.

Yorn is a 39-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. He has one son and two daughters. His favorite activities include exercising, doing housewo...

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Yorn's Timeline

  • February 21, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Yorn was submitted by Lindsay Bownik, Stakeholder Relations Officer at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • February 21, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Yorn 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.

  • February 21, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Yorn's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 26, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Yorn's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • September 7, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Yorn's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 1 donor

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Treatment
ORIF / Fracture
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $230 for Yorn's treatment
Hospital Fees
$35
Medical Staff
$147
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?

Patients who experience painful fractures or recurrent dislocations need ORIF (open reduction internal fixation) surgeries to heal the injuries. Most often, these fractures and dislocations result from traffic accidents. ORIF procedures require the insertion of metal plates, screws, or rods to stabilize the bones while they heal. Bowleg procedures also require the insertion of hardware, such as staples, in order to realign the legs. Bowleg can be caused both by genetics and by vitamin and mineral deficiencies. However, surgeons may decide to remove the hardware. The most common reason for hardware removal is pain or loss of mobility and range of motion around the ORIF site. Other reasons include infection, nerve damage, incomplete healing of the bone, or an allergy to the implant.

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

Living with hardware fixation causes pain, limits function, and can interfere with daily activities.

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

There is a high rate of traffic accidents in Cambodia because of a lack of helmet usage and weak enforcement of traffic laws. These accidents cause many of the fractures and bone dislocations that our medical partner sees.

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

What does the treatment process look like?

During an ORIF procedure, the deformed or broken bone is correctly aligned into its normal position. Steel rods, screws, or plates are used to keep the bone fracture stable and allow it to heal. Sometimes, bone grafting is needed to promote healing. During hardware removal, surgeons use the previous incisions to find and remove the hardware. In some cases, additional incisions are made to safely perform the operation.

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

Patients will experience restored function and mobility. They will also have reduced pain. Patients can be independent again and return to work, school, and family life.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

This surgery is low-risk and extremely effective.

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 treatment at local clinics or hospitals. Many patients are referred to CSC by word of mouth.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

There is no alternative to this treatment.

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$26raised
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Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Turyagumanawe

Turyagumanawe is a 46-year-old mother from Uganda. She currently lives with her mother and children, since she lost her husband in 2004. Through small scale farming, Turyagumanawe grows maize, millet and beans. The little profits she earns goes towards her two children's education and the rest for family upkeep. She loves singing and proudly shared that in the past was the vice-chairperson of her church choir. For the past three months, Turyagumanawe has been experiencing lower abdominal and back pain and other difficult symptoms. She has been diagnosed with a large tubo ovarian mass. Initially, she had gone to a different facility and had pain medication prescribed. However, with the pain and bleeding becoming more severe, Turyagumanawe opted to visit Nyakibale Hospital, where she was ultimately diagnosed and recommended to undergo a hysterectomy. This health condition has affected her daily life, especially her ability to do the things she loves like being present in her church choir. Turyagumanawe hopes to undergo treatment in order to lead a normal life, but is worried about the financial cost of her care. Turyagumanawe needs to undergo a hysterectomy, a procedure in which surgeons will remove her uterus. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $219 to fund Turyagumanawe's surgery. On June 9th, she will undergo this procedure at our medical partner's care center. Once recovered, Turyagumanawe will be able to resume her daily activities free of pain. Turyagumanawe shared, “I will really be grateful if am given your support to receive my treatment. Alone, my finances can’t enable me to raise enough funds for the surgery. I hope to continue with farming so as to provide for my children as their sole parent."

11% funded

11%funded
$26raised
$193to go