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"Operation Walk is a charity that provides free hip and knee replacements for patients in the United States," Anseth said.
The charity started as a way to perform joint replacements in developing countries. But over the years, the doctors who travel abroad have started doing the same surgeries at home.
Dr. Anseth is featured in the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery for his involvement with effectiveness of a mobile compression devices post total hip and knee replacement surgery.
Dr. Anseth is the only orthopedic surgeon in Minnesota participating Operation Walk. Operation Walk USA is an independent medical humanitarian organization that provides free hip or knee replacement surgeries to patients in the US. Operation Walk USA benefits US citizens and permanent residents who do not qualify for government assistance programs and cannot afford surgery on their own. Operation Walk USA is committed to helping those in need by restoring their mobility, self dignity and productivity, thus helping them return to work and their social activities. Currently, Operation Walk USA takes place once a year, in December. The 2013 event is scheduled for the first week of December: December 2 through 7, 2013.
Dr. Anseth was voted Best Doctors for Women in 2013 by his peers and patients.
Hip replacement surgery eases the pain of more than 400,000 Americans a year, but new research shows women are more likely to need repeat surgery within the first year than men. When metal-on-metal hips were used, the failure rate was almost twice as high for women than for men. While some chalk it up to the obvious fact that women are built differently than men, one doctor told FOX 9 News the study shows a real need to look at the individual and what will best fit a specific patient.
For weeks, viewers were hearing the phrase, "Frank Vascellaro has the night off." He wasn't on an extended vacation; Vascellaro was recovering from hip resurfacing surgery, performed by Dr. Anseth.
Some deliver newborns. Others reattach severed limbs. And still others outline grim prognoses as tenderly as possible. But the 418 Twin Cities physicians named in Minnesota Monthly's Best Doctors for Women poll were chosen by their peers not just for professional expertise.