American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

Advocacy, Education, Research

Walk Strong Team on a Mission in Mexico

Walk Strong team

Photo courtesy of the Walk Strong Foundation

The Board and support team of the Walk Strong Foundation is on its fifth trip to Veracruz, Mexico, and will be making making two trips a year for the next 5 1/2 years. AAHKS members Michael Christie, MD, David DeBoer, MD, Jeff Hodrick, MD and Craig Morrison, MD provide hip and knee replacements for impoverished patients, training for orthopaedic residents and hospital staff, and millions of dollars in donated medical equipment and supplies to their cause. They are committed to establishing a self-sustaining total joint program in Veracruz – providing resources and training twice a year for ten years. Their hope is that by their tenth year in Veracruz, that the physicians and nurses will no longer need them. For more information, and to donate or volunteer, visit


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