Keynote Address: The Humanity of Orthopaedics
V. Franklin Sechriest II, MD; Douglas A. Dennis, MD


Learning Objectives

  • Understand the role of a hospital ship as a platform for delivery of humanitarian aid in disaster relief and how lessons learned can improve the delivery of health care

  • Create an awareness of the need for volunteer surgeons to provide total joint arthroplasty in developing countries and understand how Operation Walk fulfills this need


  • Disclosure: The author did not receive any outside funding or grants in support of his research for or preparation of this work. Neither he nor a member of his immediate family received payments or other benefits or a commitment or agreement to provide such benefits from a commercial entity.

  • Disclaimer: The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not reflect the official policy or position of the Department of the Navy, the Department of Defense, or the United States Government.

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