The mission of Operation Walk Chicago is to improve the quality of life of disadvantaged patients around the world through reducing disability from advanced joint disease. Operation Walk Chicago seeks to achieve this goal by:
- Providing joint replacement and rehabilitation services to disadvantaged patients around the world.
- Educating local orthopedic surgeons and their healthcare teams.
- Assisting in-country healthcare systems develop public health and patient care programs for reducing arthritis-related disability.
- Establishing educational fellowships to foster ongoing education and collaboration between the United States and host countries.
Operation Walk Chicago commits to ongoing education and patient care in these impoverished communities, to ensure its contribution will have a long lasting effect. Operation Walk Chicago strives to use only the highest quality educators, administrators, clinicians and equipment, and partners with in-country clinicians to develop a program of arthritis care that is practical and sustainable.
Knee and Hip replacements are among the most cost-effective medical procedures; dramatically relieving suffering and returning patients to active lifestyles.For more information please go to www.operationwalk.com.