WOGO- Women Orthopaedist Global Outreach
WOGO is an Operation Walk Team comprised of 7 Female Orthopeadic Surgeon, hailing from diverse cultural backgrounds, and geographic locations around the USA. Our WOGO surgeons are also mothers, academics, researchers, mentors, teachers and volunteers in their communities.
Dr. Amanda Marshall-Rodriguez joined Team WOGO in 2008 and has traveled extensively worldwide through WOGO donating her time and providing more than 400 free joint replacements as part of Operation Walk.
The team of surgeons spend about a week in the Mission City, performing as many joint replacement surgeries as time and donations allow. The latter half of the stay focuses on monitoring outcomes, treating any complications and rehabilitation. Further rehabilitation is provided by the local physical therapists. We believe that we bring a unique understanding and perspective to the unmet needs of women in the areas of arthritis and degenerative joint disease.
YOU CAN "MAKE THE DIFFERENCE"
Each WOGO outreach trip represents an immense logistical undertaking. On average, 9,000 pounds of supplies (such as implants, surgical equipment, medications, etc.) must be shipped ahead to the host country and cleared through customs before the trip can even begin. Medical supplies are welcome; anything from extra bandages to walkers, canes and crutches can help us provide care for those less fortunate. Additionally, airline miles and ways to defray shipping costs are also welcomed. Please contact us if you are interested in donating supplies.
You can help our team of surgeons provide much needed medical attention by improving the health and mobility of women living in underserved communities worldwide. Although some supplies are donated and team members are all volunteers, every other aspect of these trips is only possible through generous donations. Learn how you can make your donation to WOGO via one of their following methods.