Helping those who suffer from joint disease walk again

We did it!

“Walk So Others Can”
exceeds our goal of
$50,000 in donations!

Thank you for making our first-ever
walkathon an amazing success.

Walkathon draws worldwide support

Photos, videos, and
stories that show how Walk So Others Can was such a memorable event

Our Work

Drs. David Stulberg and Victoria Brander founded Operation Walk Chicago in 2005 as a medical humanitarian mission that provides free hip and knee replacement surgeries.

The Need is Great

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.

Nepal 2020 Project

February 2020 Operation Walk Chicago returned to our longstanding partner, Nepal Orthopedic Hospital, in Kathmandu, Nepal, to perform 35 knee replacement surgeries.

Recent Missions

Some updates from our 2020 projects and upcoming events!

Arthritis is a leading cause of disability in the world

See more videos and short films on Operation Walk Chicago

Operation Walk Chicago performs hip and knee replacement surgery on patients suffering from joint disease. We strive 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.

See all Operation Walk short films

Medical Humanitarian Missions

Hanoi, Vietnam

Kathmandu, Nepal

Nha Trang, Vietnam

Pune, India

Recife, Brazil

Quito, Ecuador

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam