Operation Walk USA, a program held each December, enables orthopaedic surgeons and hospitals around the country to provide free joint replacement surgeries to uninsured patients who can’t afford them. Since 2011, Operation Walk USA has been restoring mobility from coast to coast and giving qualifying patients a renewed quality of life through extraordinary humanitarian efforts. The need is so great that surgeries will extend into early 2023.
An estimated 40 patients in total will receive free hip or knee replacements from 18 orthopaedic surgeons at 21 hospitals around the country. To date, the program has provided free joint replacements to more than 860 patients through surgeries valued at more than $22.46 million.
We have remarkable success stories to share below: select case histories and pre- and post-surgery videos and photos.
In the words of one grateful patient: “Thanks to Operation Walk USA and the participating hospital for giving me – and everyone – the opportunity to get our lives back”.
Operation Walk USA Co-Founder and President, Adolph V. Lombardi, Jr., MD (Columbus, OH), along with individual patients and their orthopaedic surgeons are available for interview.
All program details are below. Our story is that of restored mobility and renewed hope, of returning to work and to favorite activities, to the simple – yet precious – joy of pain-free living. Help us tell our story!
With warm regards,
Operation Walk USA
847-903-8917 or email@example.com
Video courtesy of Advent Hospital Carollwood – Tampa, FL