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Latest Operation Walk USA Stories

2013-11-26 12:26:42

Life-changing surgeries to restore mobility, provide pain relief for 230 individuals ROSEMONT, Ill., Nov. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While more than one million hip and knee replacements are performed in the U.S. each year, countless men and women continue to live with severe arthritic pain and immobility because they cannot afford joint replacement surgery. Through Operation Walk USA 2013, an estimated 230 patients will receive free joint replacements from 130 volunteer orthopaedic...

2012-12-07 08:23:59

Life-altering surgeries to restore mobility, provide pain relief for more than 200 individuals on Dec. 7 ROSEMONT, Ill., Dec. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While more than one million hip and knee replacements are performed in the U.S. each year, countless men and women continue to live with severe arthritic pain and immobility because they cannot afford joint replacement surgery. Through the 2nd annual Operation Walk USA, more than 109 orthopaedic surgeons, at 49 hospitals in 29...

2011-11-29 14:02:00

New hips and knees to more than 85 patients who need them ROSEMONT, Ill., Nov. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Millions of Americans suffer from painful joint problems and may end up one day needing a joint replacement. Each year, more than 900,000 hip and knee replacements are performed in the U.S., but that statistic does not shed light on how many people go without the surgery because they might not have the financial capacity to afford the procedure. Building on the global...