Published: November 20, 2012
In-Kind Donations Make Knee Replacement Possible for Patients in Rural Mexico
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - (BUSINESS WIRE) - At a time many Americans devote to counting their blessings, a group of
underprivileged patients in Veracruz, Mexico are thankful to be
regaining the most critical aspects of rural life - their mobility and
In a hospital with a limited history of joint replacement surgeries, 12
patients experienced the spirit of giving firsthand through in-kind
donations from orthopaedic surgeons and staff representing the Walk
Strong Foundation and Gainesville, Fla.-based medical device
manufacturer, Exactech. This was the third of 20 planned trips to
the Regional Specialty Hospital of Veracruz over a 10-year period.
"Many medical mission trips are doing great work, but oftentimes they
are a one-time trip," said Michael J. Christie, MD, orthopaedic surgeon
and co-founder of Walk Strong. "We see many opportunities to elevate the
standard of care and provide continuing benefits to community residents
and medical care providers; our goal is to make a lasting impact."
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