The Operation Walk Boston team performs free joint replacement surgeries for patients in the Dominican Republic.
BWH May 20, 2016 Bulletin: Operation Walk Boston Volunteers Go the Extra Mile
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Since 2010, Operation Walk has given back to our communties $13,284,000 in pro bono medical care services and helped 492 patients.
The Pillars Of Our Work Are
- EDUCATION - We train surgeons, medical students, nurses, anesthesiologists, physical therapists, and orthopedic residents.
- SURGERY - Each year, we perform operations for 45 to 50 patients during an intense week at the Hospital General de la Plaza de la Salud in Santo Domingo.
- SUSTAINABILITY - With our partners in the Dominican Republic, we work to boost long-term surgical capabilities, increase surgical safety, and measure outcomes.
- RESEARCH - We conduct high impact studies to understand how joint replacements and other interventions affect outcomes and quality of life.