Total Joint Orthopedics is pleased to provide hip and knee implants for Operation Walk USA’s week-long nationwide endeavor. TJO has partnered with the organization since its inception five years ago.
“It’s been great to watch Operation Walk USA grow as an organization these last few years, and to see new hospitals and surgeons consistently sign on to participate,” said Erin Hofmann, President of TJO. “We love being a part of providing free health care to those who can’t afford it, and we’re grateful to the surgeons, hospital staff, and volunteers who donate their time so that others may live their life more fully.”
This year, TJO donated implants to support sites at Keck Hospital of USC in Los Angeles, CA; The Anderson Orthopaedic Clinic in Alexandria, VA; Salt Lake Regional Medical Center in Salt Lake City, UT; and St. Dominic’s in Jackson, MS.
“Five lives were changed for the better today right here in our own community. A small piece of the puzzle in changing the way the world seems to think these days,” said Angelia Keachie, Coordinator for Operation Walk Utah.
By donating one implant for every ten they sell, TJO was also able to support three international missions: Managua, Nicaragua; Havana, Cuba; and San Salvador, El Salvador.