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Success! Korn from Cambodia raised $412 to fund a fracture repair so she can use her right arm.

Korn
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  • $412 raised, $0 to go
$412
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Korn's treatment was fully funded on September 20, 2021.

Photo of Korn post-operation

July 29, 2021

Korn underwent a fracture repair so she can use her right arm.

Korn had a smooth operation and was able to return to her village soon after. She will recuperate for a few weeks while her arm heals, and she’s relieved she can return to supporting her family on their farm. She has decided to stay away from the cows as much as possible!

Her sister shared, “I’m excited to see my sister doing well after her pain for so many months. Thank you to all the donors who helped so that she could have this operation.”

Korn had a smooth operation and was able to return to her village soon after. She will recuperate for a few weeks while her arm heals, and s...

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June 15, 2021

Korn lives with her sister and works as a rice farmer. She enjoys cooking and planting vegetables.

In January 2021, Korn was knocked to the ground by a cow. She spent a month going to a Khmer traditional healer where natural medicine was given to her, but the fracture on her right wrist and the dislocation of her right elbow did not heal. A friend in her village recommended for Korn to visit our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC). She was able to visit the hospital and now surgeons want to perform an open reduction procedure on her right elbow to heal her injuries. Our medical partner CSC is requesting $412 for the surgery to allow Korn to use her right arm again.

Korn said, “I hope I can bend my elbow like normal again.”

Korn lives with her sister and works as a rice farmer. She enjoys cooking and planting vegetables. In January 2021, Korn was knocked to t...

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Korn's Timeline

  • June 15, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • June 15, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Korn 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 16, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Korn's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 29, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Korn's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • September 20, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Korn's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 15 donors

Funded by 15 donors

Treatment
Reduction Procedure
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $412 for Korn'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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