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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) – A medical service organization will provide free joint replacements at West Virginia University Medicine later this year.

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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.

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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 visit the WVU medicine website.

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