Recent Projects

Recife, Brazil – November 2019

Operation Walk had an extensive project at Hospital Don Helder, performing 37 knee replacements, uncovering life-threatening but treatable diseases in others, while teaching a myriad of clinicians and helping the hospital evaluate and improve its processes of care.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam – May 2019

On our 6th large mission trip in Vietnam, fifty Operation Walk volunteers worked  at Military Hospital 175, performing 43 hip and knee replacement surgeries. Despite the country’s rapid and impressive growth, joint replacement remains rare in Vietnam.

To see our most recent mailer, click here: OWC Mailer Dec 2019 pdf

Congratulations to Operation Walk Chicago co-founders Drs Brander and Stulberg. Their award-winning research paper, studying pain after total knee replacement was just highlighted as among the top 50 most cited knee research studies in orthopedics. Check out the articleKnee Surgery Trends and 50 most cited articles

Upcoming Projects

Kathmandu, Nepal – February 2020

Operation Walk Chicago will be traveling to Kathmandu, Nepal in February 2020 to perform 35 very complex knee replacement surgeries. We will be returning to Nepal Orthopedic Hospital, our longstanding partner hospital.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam – May 2020

Team Operation Walk Chicago will return to Vietnam in May 2020.

Fundraising Events

Upcoming: Benefit Dinner – Fall 2020

Again, we will host our Benefit Dinner, this fall,  date to be determined. Stay tuned for more information!

Benefit Dinner – September 2019

Operation Walk Chicago hosted another successful Benefit Dinner at 625 West Adams. It was an intimate event with 80 people who attended. Famous Chef Jimmy Bannos prepared a delicious meal, there was live music, and an auction. Thank you to all who attended, we are grateful for your generosity and commitment to our cause!