September 1, 2015


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'Operation Walk': Winnipeg doctors changing lives in Nicaragua

A team of doctors, nurses, physiotherapists and other staff from Concordia Hospital travelled to Nicaragua this fall to conduct an Operation Walk mission this fall. They performed 49 knee replacements on 39 patients in four days.

Winnipeg Free Press photojournalist Phil Hossack travelled with them to chronicle the project.

The morning after knee surgery by the Operation Walk team in Managua, Juan Canda grimaces as he sinks into a chair after his first walk with physiotherapists Ian WIndle (left) Adrian Salonga. Both of Canda's knees were replaced during the surgery.

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The morning after knee surgery by the Operation Walk team in Managua, Juan Canda grimaces as he sinks into a chair after his first walk with physiotherapists Ian WIndle (left) Adrian Salonga. Both of Canda's knees were replaced during the surgery. Photo Store

Hossack and nurses Alison Bartel and Karen Watchorn and surgeon Eric Bohm were at the Winnipeg Free Press News Café Friday morning to discuss the trip.

Read the full story Saturday in the Winnipeg Free Press and see more videos on winnipegfreepress.com.

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