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Success! Yorb from Cambodia raised $411 to fund elbow surgery.

Yorb
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  • $411 raised, $0 to go
$411
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Yorb's treatment was fully funded on August 31, 2017.

Photo of Yorb post-operation

July 18, 2017

Yorb underwent elbow surgery.

Yorb’s treatment for her left elbow went well. Following the procedure, she was given pain medication to take as needed. Her wounds have healed nicely and she does not experience any pain. Yorb is now able to bend her elbow more comfortably than before.

Yorb says, “I am surprised with the results. Now I can bend my elbow better and do things on my own. Thanks to all of the doctors for helping me.”

Yorb's treatment for her left elbow went well. Following the procedure, she was given pain medication to take as needed. Her wounds have hea...

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June 7, 2017

Yorb is a 37-year-old farmer from Cambodia who is married with two sons and one daughter. In her free time, she likes to bake cakes, cook, and listen to the radio.

On April 31, Yorb fell, causing a dislocation of her left elbow. As a result, it is difficult for her to use her elbow, and the dislocation causes pain. She went to a healer for treatment, but her symptoms did not improve. On June 7, surgeons from our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), will perform an open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) procedure to heal Yorb’s dislocation and allow her to use her arm easily again. For the procedure, CSC requests $411.

Yorb is a 37-year-old farmer from Cambodia who is married with two sons and one daughter. In her free time, she likes to bake cakes, cook, a...

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Yorb's Timeline

  • June 7, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • June 7, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Yorb 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 14, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Yorb's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 18, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Yorb's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • August 31, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Yorb's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 6 donors

Funded by 6 donors

Treatment
ORIF / External Fixation / Fracture
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $411 for Yorb's treatment
Hospital Fees
$251
Medical Staff
$147
Medication
$5
Supplies
$8
  • 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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