Our very own Orthoapedic Consultant Tim Waters recently worked with Operation Walk to travel to Vietnam to treat less fortunate people, often from rural areas, who were no longer able to care for their families or be looked after themselves due complex hip and knee problems. Together the team performed 58 hip and knee replacements during their time in Vietnam.
Many of their patients were unable to walk at all or more than a few metres, suffering from debilitating arthritis, various joint conditions as well as victims of Dioxin – “Agent Orange”.
Mr Waters can’t praise the charity enough for the amazing work they do, which includes training young Vietnamese surgeons.
Mr Waters provided his services free of charge but is raising sponsorship money to support the charity.