SoleScience is proud to have once again been a part of Operation Walk’s Guatemala mission this November. Operation Walk is a not-for-profit organization that provides hip and knee replacement surgeries to patients in developing countries like Guatemala and Ecuador.
SoleScience’s role with operation walk is not only to provide post-operative pedorthic care to the surgical patients, but also to provide pedorthic care to those who are not candidates for surgery. Most of the patients we see on this mission require a shoe lift or other footwear modifications for a leg length discrepancy or congenital deformity. Our pedorthists provide the modifications needed as well as additional footwear when needed.
This year, SoleScience proudly sent Jeff Walker C Ped (C) down to Guatemala on this mission:
During the week of October 29- November 4th, Jeff and 72 other volunteers from Canada and the United States travelled to Antigua, Guatemala for the 11th annual Operation Walk campaign. During their stay there, 60 patients were operated on, while 71 joints, consisting of knees and hips, were replaced. The Operation Walk organizers saw this year as being a tremendous success as all cases ran smoothly and supplies were properly accounted for.