Operation Walk is a volunteer medical services organization that provides free surgical treatment for patients in developing countries, and occasionally the United States, who have no access to life-changing medical procedures.
The organization also educates in-country orthopedic surgeons, nurses, physical therapists and other healthcare professionals on the most advanced treatments and surgical techniques for diseases of the hip and knee joints. This is done in conjunction with surgeries to help create a lasting contribution to patient care in developing countries.
Since its founding in 1966 by Dr. Lawrence Dorr, an orthopedic surgeon affiliated with Keck USC Medical Center, 15 Operation Walk affiliates have been established in the United States and other countries. Each team is responsible for raising the money required to transport medical equipment to the country in need and securing their own supplies through donations.
To date, over 10,000 individuals in 20 countries have been served by the 15 Operation Walk affiliates.
Dr. Lawrence Dorr
Jeri Ward, R.N.
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