OPERATION WALK UTAH GIVES BACK TO THE COMMUNITY BY PROVIDING NO-COST TOTAL HIP AND KNEE REPLACEMENTS TO SIX LOCAL PATIENTS
For the fifth consecutive year, Operation Walk Utah, in partnership with the Center for Precision Joint Replacement at Salt Lake Regional Medical Center and the Hofmann Arthritis Institute, performed six total hip and knee replacement surgeries at no cost to uninsured and underinsured patients. The patients were selected by the Operation Walk Utah committee based on the severity of their conditions and the immediate need for surgical treatment.
Aaron Hofmann, M.D., board-certified orthopedic surgeon and director of the Center for Precision Joint Replacement at Salt Lake Regional Medical Center and the Hofmann Arthritis Institute, along with Trevor Magee, M.D., Jordan Schaeffer, M.D. and Kip Siggard, M.D., performed the surgeries on Saturday December 5th. All seven of the selected Operation Walk Utah patients received surgical procedures, hospitalization, and pre and post-operative care, provided by Hofmann Arthritis Institute and Salt Lake Regional Medical Center. All joint replacement implants are donated by Zimmer Inc. in Warsaw, Indiana and Total Joint Orthopedics in Salt Lake City, Utah.
About Operation Walk Utah
Operation Walk Utah is a private, not-for-profit volunteer medical service chapter of the national organization, Operation Walk USA. All chapters of Operation Walk USA provide free surgical treatment to patients with debilitating arthritis or other bone and joint conditions in developing countries and the United States. Operation Walk USA has established an international presence and continues to grow. All medical supplies and equipment are provided through donations, and the entire medical team on staff volunteers donate their time. For more information, visit operationwalkutah.org.