Group to provide free joint replacements at Morgantown hospital

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - A medical service organization will provide free joint replacements at a West Virginia hospital later this year.

Participating patients will receive free of charge all treatment, including surgery, hospitalization and pre- and post-operative care.

The program is provided by Operation Walk USA. Surgeries will be performed Dec. 6 at WVU Medicine J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital.

The organization has provided help to more than 700 patients.

For more information, contact WVU Medicine orthopedic nurse clinician Cynthia Drummond at (304) 598-6720 or

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