Helping Those In Need Get Back To Living Joint Implant Surgeons to provide free joint implants to the Columbus area

NEW ALBANY, Ohio, Nov. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The physicians of Joint Implant Surgeons are proud to be participating in Operation Walk USA 2012, on December 7th, to provide joint replacement surgeries to patients across the United States who would otherwise be unable to receive appropriate and much needed surgical care due to financial circumstances. With the entire cost of joint replacement being around $25-$30,000 and due to many people in our community in great need for this kind of service, the doctors at Joint Implant Surgeons felt they needed to be a part of addressing this issue. "Regardless of background and circumstances, everyone deserves access to quality medical care. This is the essence of Operation Walk USA – helping those in need to receive a new lease on life," says Dr. Adolph V. Lombardi, Jr.

The goal of Joint Implant Surgeon's Operation Walk USA is to identify local patients with no access to life-improving care for arthritis or other debilitating bone conditions affecting the knee and hip. Candidates for the program must be legal residents of the Mount Carmel service area, between 100% and 200% of the federal poverty level and ineligible for third-party pay or assistance including Medicaid.

Patients who believe they may qualify may call Dawn Buck, Patient Access Manager at 614-775-6334.

**Video footage available upon request.

About Joint Implant Surgeons

Located in New Albany, Ohio, Joint Implant Surgeons are leading researchers, innovators and teachers who have brought a unique set of skills to joint preservation, repair and replacement since 1972. JIS performs over 3,000 joint replacement procedures a year and they have performed more partial knee procedures than anyone in the world. For more, visit

About Operation Walk

Operation Walk is a private, not-for-profit, volunteer medical services organization which provides free surgical treatment for patients in developing countries (and occasionally in the US), that have no access to life-improving care for arthritis or other debilitating bone and joint conditions. Operation Walk also educates in-country orthopedic surgeons, nurses, physical therapists and other healthcare professionals on the most advanced treatments and surgical techniques for diseases of the hip and knee joints. This is done in conjunction with surgeries to help create a lasting contribution to patient care in developing countries. For more, visit

Media Contact:

Gabe Spiegel The Spiegel Group, 614-581-1916,

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