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
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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.