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      Operation Walk/Syracuse going back to Panama next month

      A Syracuse-based orthopedic team has gone to Nepal and Panama to do joint replacements, and they also help out needy here in Central NY

      For the third year, Operation Walk/Syracuse is set for a mission, and this year the medical team is heading back to Panama.

      Drs. Seth and Brett Greenky head up the effort, which includes staffers from their Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists (who also have to take personal time and help pay their way).

      The mission is 8 days, and they'll screen potential candidates, and actually do 75 to 100 hip and knee replacements in Panama in November.

      When the get back to Syracuse, they'll also stage a weekend of replacement surgery at St. Joseph's Hospital, for people who could not otherwise afford the services (Dr. Seth says most are working poor who do not have insurance coverage).

      The Operation Walk Syracuse website has more on the missions, and also contacts to signup for the Central NY surgeries.436-4183 will connect you with Kim Murray,RN, the effort's organizer who can also offer volunteer opportunities for the year round effort aimed at Mission #4.