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Operation Walk Gives Back Locally

Posted on 11th December 2015 by Kyle Ferran.

OPERATION WALK UTAH GIVES BACK TO THE COMMUNITY BY PROVIDING NO-COST TOTAL HIP AND KNEE REPLACEMENTS TO FIVE 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, will perform five 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.

WHAT: Operation Walk Utah Gives Back Locally

WHEN: All surgical procedures were performed on December 5, 2015

WHERE: Center for Precision Joint Replacement at Salt Lake Regional Medical Center

VIDEO: Watch the ABC4 news coverage HERE.

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. and Jordan Schaeffer, M.D., will perform the surgeries on Saturday. All five of the selected Operation Walk Utah patients will receive 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.

 About the Center for Precision Joint Replacement at Salt Lake Regional

The Center for Precision Joint Replacement at Salt lake Regional provides minimally invasive, highly advanced joint replacement surgeries including MAKOplasty® robotic technology to patients with arthritis and other joint conditions. For more information about the Center, call 866-431-WELL.

About the Hofmann Arthritis Institute

The Hofmann Arthritis Institute provides advanced non-surgical and surgical treatment options to patients with arthritis. The medical team combines the latest surgical and nonsurgical techniques and technology with specialized surgeons to bring about the best possible clinical outcomes. For more information about Hofmann Arthritis Institute, call 801-35-JOINT.

Remembering Cuba – Operation Walk 1997

Posted on 20th November 2015 by Kyle Ferran.

Take a look back at Operation Walk Cuba in 1997. Not much has changed in the last 20 years. The hospital, the cars, the people, and the patients in need all looked the same. Our visit to Havana last week was another amazing experience and we were able to do 58 surgeries! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6g2N-NYk0JQ.

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Recipient Audra Porter Full Knee Replacement

Posted on 15th May 2014 by Kyle Ferran.

Watch this amazing testimonial video on how a Utah resident’s quality of life is changed with a total knee replacement thanks to Operation Walk Utah. The video shows the recipient Audra Porter talking about her injury and journey to her total knee replacement with Dr. Trevor Magee.

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Dr. Trevor Magee on Feedback with Abby Bonell

Posted on 10th December 2013 by Kyle Ferran.

Here is Dr. Trevor Magee featured interview on Feedback with Abby Bonell of KNRS 105.7 and Clear Channel Radio.

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Operation Walk Utah to Perform 7 Surgeries for the Holidays

Posted on 9th December 2013 by Kyle Ferran.

On Saturday, December 7, 2013, Operation Walk Utah teams up with the Center for Precision Joint Replacement at Salt Lake Regional Medical Center and the Hofmann Arthritis Institute to perform seven total hip and knee replacement surgeries—three hips and four knees—at no cost to the selected patients. The seven patients were ultimately selected by the Operation Walk Utah committee based on the severity of their condition and the immediate need for surgical treatment.

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Operation Walk November 2013 El Salvador

Posted on 22nd November 2013 by Kyle Ferran.

The Operation Walk November 2013 El Salvador trip was a success. With 60 joint replacements in 5 days, we are so proud of our team and the amazing staff that helped from Salt Lake Regional Medical Center.

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Operation Walk USA this December!

Posted on 19th November 2013 by Kyle Ferran.

We’re gearing up for Operation Walk USA this December! We will be sponsoring surgeries locally with Hofmann Arthritis Institute on Saturday, December 4. Thanks to Total Joint Orthopedics and Zimmer, six lucky patients will receive a new outlook on life!.

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Operation Walk Utah Performs 60 Joint Replacement Surgeries Abroad at no Cost to Patients

Posted on 1st November 2013 by Kyle Ferran.

Surgeons and medical staff from Operation Walk Utah travel to El Salvador to provide life-changing surgical treatments to patients in immediate need

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Eight New Recipients in Utah

Posted on 7th December 2012 by Kyle Ferran.

On December 1st, 2012 Drs. Aaron Hofmann, Trevor Magee, and Jeremy McCandless performed free hip and knee replacements to eight Utahans in need. Salt Lake Regional Medical Center donated facilities for surgery and recovery of patients. Local medical and administrative professionals volunteered time and expertise to conduct the proceedings on all levels. Device manufacturers Biomet, […]

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October 2012 El Salvador Trip Highlights

Posted on 13th November 2012 by Kyle Ferran.

The October trip to El Salvador was a great success! Get a day by day recap here: http://opwalkutah.blogspot.com/ Serena, a floor nurse volunteer summarized the trip beautifully. She said, “To work amongst a group of individuals who strive to achieve a set goal with skill, compassion, humor and teamwork is rare. To achieve this in […]

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Latest News

Posted on 23rd October 2012 by Kyle Ferran.

Our trip to El Salvador in October 2012 is underway. The screening process for the new recipients has begun. Medical staff is gearing up at home and abroad. We have already begun the screening process for this outstanding relief effort. As always, donations are encouraged. Due to the private donations of patients who are familiar […]

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Operation Walk El Salvador Trip

Posted on 18th July 2011 by Kyle Ferran.

Utah surgeons have performed more than 280 surgeries in El Salvador, bringing life-changing hip and knee replacements to the disabled.

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Operation Walk Utah Relief Program

Posted on 18th July 2011 by Kyle Ferran.

Thousands of Utahns suffer from painful joint problems and may need surgery at some point in their lives. Each year, more than 10,000 hip and knee

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