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Success! Yorn from Cambodia raised $412 to fund surgery so she can use her arm again.

Yorn
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  • $412 raised, $0 to go
$412
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Yorn's treatment was fully funded on December 16, 2021.

Photo of Yorn post-operation

December 23, 2021

Yorn underwent surgery so she can use her arm again.

Yorn had successful surgery to repair her elbow and is on her way to complete recovery from her accident. She has been working to regain flexion and strength in her affected arm and plans to return to vegetable farming to support her family soon.

Yorn’s husband said: “I’m so happy to see my wife starting to use her arm; thank you to all the staff at CSC for doing their best to help her.”

Yorn had successful surgery to repair her elbow and is on her way to complete recovery from her accident. She has been working to regain fle...

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September 9, 2021

Yorn is a 42-year-old farmer. She works with her husband as a rice farmer during the rainy season. In the dry season, they grow vegetables. They have three daughters who are in elementary and high school. When she is not working, Yorn loves to watch Thai movies or go shopping at the market.

In June 2021, Yorn fell and badly injured her left elbow. She immediately went to visit a traditional healer and also a clinic, but both were unable to treat her injury. Over time, her elbow has become swollen and painful and she has lost range of motion.

Yorn traveled to visit our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), where doctors will perform an open reduction surgery on September 9th. This procedure will help her elbow to fully heal and allow her to regain full range of motion. Once recovered, she will be able to return to work and do all of her normal activities. Now, CSC is requesting $412 to fund Yorn’s procedure and care.

Yorn shared, “I am so happy I can get this surgery, and that I will be able to work again, be comfortable, and help my daughters with everything they need.”

Yorn is a 42-year-old farmer. She works with her husband as a rice farmer during the rainy season. In the dry season, they grow vegetables. ...

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Yorn's Timeline

  • September 9, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • September 9, 2021
    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.

  • September 10, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Yorn's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 16, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Yorn's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 23, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Yorn's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 16 donors

Funded by 16 donors

Treatment
Reduction Procedure
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $412 for Yorn's treatment
Hospital Fees
$65
Medical Staff
$298
Medication
$0
Supplies
$40
Labs
$4
Radiology
$5
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

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

A reduction procedure is needed to correct alignment of bones. After a bone fracture, parts of the bone can become displaced or angulated.

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

Living with fractured or misaligned bones can be painful and limits functionality, which can interfere with day-to-day tasks.

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

In Cambodia, road rules are largely unregulated and traffic accidents occur frequently, often causing fractures and bone dislocations.

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

What does the treatment process look like?

Reduction procedures are classified as open reduction and closed reduction. In an open reduction, surgery is performed to expose the fracture fragments at the site of the injury and realign the bones. In a closed reduction, bones are reset without surgical exposure.

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

Reduction procedures can greatly improve quality of life by reducing the pain from the fractured bone and allowing mobility and use of it.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

Closed reductions have fewer risks than open reductions, as they do not carry the potential complications of any surgical exposure. Risks of closed reduction procedures include injury to nerves or blood vessels near the affected bone and blood clot formation. In addition to these, risks of open reduction also include infection and stiffness.

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

Reduction procedures, especially those that require surgeries, are not easily accessed or afforded by many Cambodians. Patients will travel for many hours to reach CSC for free surgical treatment.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

For patients in need of reduction procedures to reset a misaligned bone, few alternatives exist. Traditional healers are often used, but with unsuccessful results.

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.