Four People Receive Free Total Hip Replacements Courtesy of North Shore-LIJ

4 People Receive Free Total Hip Replacements Courtesy of North Shore-LIJ
David Chalker, who received free hip replacements at Franklin Hospital through Operation Walk USA, and the Franklin Hospital team who cared for him.

            GREAT NECK, NY – Four people will receive free hip replacements in December thanks to the North Shore-LIJ Health System and Operation Walk USA.

            This is the fifth year that physicians and members of multiple departments at North Shore-LIJ have been donating their services to give patients free total knee and hip replacements through Operation Walk USA. The national medical humanitarian group helps people who are uninsured get back on their feet and back to their lives. The surgeries will take place this year at Franklin Hospital in Valley Stream, Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan and Southside Hospital in Bay Shore courtesy of North Shore-LIJ orthopedic surgeons Matthew Hepinstall, MD, and Michael Nett, MD.

            “Providing people with the knee and hip surgeries that they need to resume their normal activities but otherwise could not afford is so gratifying,” said Giles R. Scuderi, MD, vice president of orthopedics for the North Shore-LIJ Health System and founding member of Operation Walk USA. “Seeing these people better able to enjoy their families and communities is very rewarding.”

            In addition to Dr. Hepinstall and Dr. Nett’s efforts, the following groups are also contributing toward the four free surgeries: Franklin Hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital, Southside Hospital, North American Partners in Anesthesia, Lenox Hill Medical Anesthesiology, South Bay Anesthesia, Orzac Center for Rehabilitation, Stern Center for Rehabilitation, Broadlawn Manor, North Shore-LIJ Home Care Network and Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation Services (STARS).

            Since it began operating in 2010, Operation Walk USA has helped nearly 500 patients across the country receive free knee and hip replacement surgeries that have helped them to become more mobile and rid them of debilitating pain.

            For more information about North Shore-LIJ’s participation in Operation Walk USA, call Asha Jacob, DPT, administrative director of orthopedics at Franklin Hospital, at 516-256-6517.

            GREAT NECK, NY – Four people will receive free hip replacements in December thanks to the North Shore-LIJ Health System and Operation Walk USA.

            This is the fifth year that physicians and members of multiple departments at North Shore-LIJ have been donating their services to give patients free total knee and hip replacements through Operation Walk USA. The national medical humanitarian group helps people who are uninsured get back on their feet and back to their lives. The surgeries will take place this year at Franklin Hospital in Valley Stream, Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan and Southside Hospital in Bay Shore courtesy of North Shore-LIJ orthopedic surgeons Matthew Hepinstall, MD, and Michael Nett, MD.

            “Providing people with the knee and hip surgeries that they need to resume their normal activities but otherwise could not afford is so gratifying,” said Giles R. Scuderi, MD, vice president of orthopedics for the North Shore-LIJ Health System and founding member of Operation Walk USA. “Seeing these people better able to enjoy their families and communities is very rewarding.”

            In addition to Dr. Hepinstall and Dr. Nett’s efforts, the following groups are also contributing toward the four free surgeries: Franklin Hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital, Southside Hospital, North American Partners in Anesthesia, Lenox Hill Medical Anesthesiology, South Bay Anesthesia, Orzac Center for Rehabilitation, Stern Center for Rehabilitation, Broadlawn Manor, North Shore-LIJ Home Care Network and Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation Services (STARS).

            Since it began operating in 2010, Operation Walk USA has helped nearly 500 patients across the country receive free knee and hip replacement surgeries that have helped them to become more mobile and rid them of debilitating pain.

            For more information about North Shore-LIJ’s participation in Operation Walk USA, call Asha Jacob, DPT, administrative director of orthopedics at Franklin Hospital, at 516-256-6517.

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