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  • December 23, 2012

    Walk of Life

    Photojournalist Phil Hossack follows a medical team from a single Winnipeg operation to four days, 39 patients, and 49 knee replacement surgeries in Managua, Nicaragua for Operation Walk, a Los Angeles-based organization providing orthopedic surgery to underprivileged populations around the world. Visit wfp.to/operationwalk for the full story and videos.

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  • MANAGUA - A nurse tends to paper work in the emergency ward in Managua, Nicaragua.

    MANAGUA - A nurse tends to paper work in the emergency ward in Managua, Nicaragua. Photo Store

  • MANAGUA - Surgical candidate Maria Gomez clutches her files and x-rays as she waits for an assessment by the Operation Walk team.

    MANAGUA - Surgical candidate Maria Gomez clutches her files and x-rays as she waits for an assessment by the Operation Walk team. Photo Store

  • MANAGUA - Maria Gomez is assessed by specialists from the Operation Walk team prior to surgery.

    MANAGUA - Maria Gomez is assessed by specialists from the Operation Walk team prior to surgery. Photo Store

  • MANAGUA - Patients arrive for an assessment clinic at Hospital Escuela.

    MANAGUA - Patients arrive for an assessment clinic at Hospital Escuela. Photo Store

  • MANAGUA - Lucia Moyorga arrives with her son for a pre-operation assessment by the Operation Walk team.

    MANAGUA - Lucia Moyorga arrives with her son for a pre-operation assessment by the Operation Walk team. Photo Store

  • MANAGUA - Patients wait for surgery in the men's ward.

    MANAGUA - Patients wait for surgery in the men's ward. Photo Store

  • MANAGUA - Prior to the first operation, Dr. Jason Crosby lifts Juan Canda's leg as Surgeon David Heddon watches. Juan was one of the first two patients operated on in Managua by Winnipeg's Op-Walk team.

    MANAGUA - Prior to the first operation, Dr. Jason Crosby lifts Juan Canda's leg as Surgeon David Heddon watches. Juan was one of the first two patients operated on in Managua by Winnipeg's Op-Walk team. Photo Store

  • MANAGUA - A patient waits for bi-lateral surgery to replace both knees.

    MANAGUA - A patient waits for bi-lateral surgery to replace both knees. Photo Store

  • MANAGUA - Sylvia Vega is wheeled to the OR by the Operation Walk team from Winnipeg.

    MANAGUA - Sylvia Vega is wheeled to the OR by the Operation Walk team from Winnipeg. Photo Store

  • MANAGUA - (l-r) Surgeon Eric Bohm, Dr. Jon March and Dr. Jason Crosby work on replacing a knee while Nicaraguan surgical nurses watch.

    MANAGUA - (l-r) Surgeon Eric Bohm, Dr. Jon March and Dr. Jason Crosby work on replacing a knee while Nicaraguan surgical nurses watch. Photo Store

  • MANAGUA - A nurse carries wrapped sterile instruments to the OR for Winnipeg's Operation Walk team as surgery begins.

    MANAGUA - A nurse carries wrapped sterile instruments to the OR for Winnipeg's Operation Walk team as surgery begins. Photo Store

  • MANAGUA - David Heddon at work.

    MANAGUA - David Heddon at work. Photo Store

  • MANAGUA - Steady hands and delicate tools during a knee replacement.

    MANAGUA - Steady hands and delicate tools during a knee replacement. Photo Store

  • MANAGUA - Surgeons suture a knee after surgery.

    MANAGUA - Surgeons suture a knee after surgery. Photo Store

  • MANAGUA - Surrounded by empty beds waiting for the next Op-Walk patients, Sylvia Vega recovers under the care of nurse Elaine Hassan in post-op.

    MANAGUA - Surrounded by empty beds waiting for the next Op-Walk patients, Sylvia Vega recovers under the care of nurse Elaine Hassan in post-op. Photo Store

  • MANAGUA - Sylvia Vega's daughter mirrors her mother's smile after coming to the ward following her operation, the first by the Operation Walk team.

    MANAGUA - Sylvia Vega's daughter mirrors her mother's smile after coming to the ward following her operation, the first by the Operation Walk team. Photo Store

  • MANAGUA - Families arrive at Managua's Hospital Escuela to visit and support  relatives.

    MANAGUA - Families arrive at Managua's Hospital Escuela to visit and support relatives. Photo Store

  • MANAGUA - Sylvia Vega is greeted by smiling visitors as she arrives on the ward after surgery in Managua.

    MANAGUA - Sylvia Vega is greeted by smiling visitors as she arrives on the ward after surgery in Managua. Photo Store

  • MANAGUA - Suffering in the heat, Lucia Moyorga urges her son to fan her harder after a short walk the day following her surgery.

    MANAGUA - Suffering in the heat, Lucia Moyorga urges her son to fan her harder after a short walk the day following her surgery. Photo Store

  • MANAGUA - Lucia Moyorga is supported by Adian Salonga, left, and Victor Medina as she gets to her feet for the first time following surgery.

    MANAGUA - Lucia Moyorga is supported by Adian Salonga, left, and Victor Medina as she gets to her feet for the first time following surgery. Photo Store

  • MANAGUA - The morning following his surgery, Juan Canda grimaces as he sinks into a chair after his first walk with physiotherapists Ian WIndle, left, and Adrian Salonga. Juan received bilateral surgery.

    MANAGUA - The morning following his surgery, Juan Canda grimaces as he sinks into a chair after his first walk with physiotherapists Ian WIndle, left, and Adrian Salonga. Juan received bilateral surgery. Photo Store

  • MANAGUA - The morning after his bilateral surgery, Canda's dress shoes wait for his first walk.

    MANAGUA - The morning after his bilateral surgery, Canda's dress shoes wait for his first walk. Photo Store

  • MANAGUA - Canda explores the hallway past his recovery ward under the watchful care of Op-Walk staff in Managua.

    MANAGUA - Canda explores the hallway past his recovery ward under the watchful care of Op-Walk staff in Managua. Photo Store

  • MANAGUA - Using a single cane and carrying his crutches, Canda leaves Hospital Escuela for home four days after bilateral surgery.

    MANAGUA - Using a single cane and carrying his crutches, Canda leaves Hospital Escuela for home four days after bilateral surgery. Photo Store

  • MANAGUA - Canada walks to his home on the outskirts of Managua four days after receiving bilateral knee replacement surgery.

    MANAGUA - Canada walks to his home on the outskirts of Managua four days after receiving bilateral knee replacement surgery. Photo Store

  • MANAGUA - Happy to be home at last, a beaming Juan Canda rests by his daughters Cindy, left, and Alycia.

    MANAGUA - Happy to be home at last, a beaming Juan Canda rests by his daughters Cindy, left, and Alycia. Photo Store

  • MANAGUA - Security carries AK-47s at Hospital Escuela, a public teaching hospital where care is provided by the government.

    MANAGUA - Security carries AK-47s at Hospital Escuela, a public teaching hospital where care is provided by the government. Photo Store

  • WINNIPEG - Stepping carefully out onto his front step, Bill Desjardins waits for his knee replacement surgery at Concordia Hospital.

    WINNIPEG - Stepping carefully out onto his front step, Bill Desjardins waits for his knee replacement surgery at Concordia Hospital. Photo Store

  • WINNIPEG - Waiting in pre-op, Bill Desjardins speaks with the Concordia Hospital's pharmacist before knee replacement surgery.

    WINNIPEG - Waiting in pre-op, Bill Desjardins speaks with the Concordia Hospital's pharmacist before knee replacement surgery. Photo Store

  • WINNIPEG - Surgeon Dr. Thomas Turgeon checks digital x-rays prior to knee replacement surgery.

    WINNIPEG - Surgeon Dr. Thomas Turgeon checks digital x-rays prior to knee replacement surgery. Photo Store

  • WINNIPEG - Nurse Alison Bartel prepares Dr. Thomas Turgeon for knee replacement surgery.

    WINNIPEG - Nurse Alison Bartel prepares Dr. Thomas Turgeon for knee replacement surgery. Photo Store

  • WINNIPEG - Turgeon performs knee replacement surgery at Concordia Hospital.

    WINNIPEG - Turgeon performs knee replacement surgery at Concordia Hospital. Photo Store

  • WINNIPEG - Turgeon performs knee replacement surgery at Concordia Hospital.

    WINNIPEG - Turgeon performs knee replacement surgery at Concordia Hospital. Photo Store

  • WINNIPEG - An open knee is sutured after replacement surgery.

    WINNIPEG - An open knee is sutured after replacement surgery. Photo Store

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  • WINNIPEG - Nurse Alison Bartel reassures Bill Desjardins prior to moving him to post-op after knee replacement surgery.

    WINNIPEG - Nurse Alison Bartel reassures Bill Desjardins prior to moving him to post-op after knee replacement surgery. Photo Store

  • WINNIPEG - Sleeping in the post op ICU, Desjardins' vital signs are monitored by a nurse.

    WINNIPEG - Sleeping in the post op ICU, Desjardins' vital signs are monitored by a nurse. Photo Store

  • WINNIPEG - The morning after, Bill Desjardins is up and moving as physiotherapist  Adrian Salonga coaches him down the hospital ward hall.

    WINNIPEG - The morning after, Bill Desjardins is up and moving as physiotherapist Adrian Salonga coaches him down the hospital ward hall. Photo Store

  • WINNIPEG - Bill DesJardins holds the 30 staples used to close the incision made  to replace his right knee.

    WINNIPEG - Bill DesJardins holds the 30 staples used to close the incision made to replace his right knee. Photo Store

  • WINNIPEG - DesJardins makes his way across his living room three weeks after surgery.

    WINNIPEG - DesJardins makes his way across his living room three weeks after surgery. Photo Store

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