REPLACEMENT SURGERY COMPLETED
Posted: Oct. 27, 2003
DOVER -- Governor Ruth Ann
Minner’s knee replacement surgery was completed this morning at
Bayhealth Medical Center-Kent General Hospital and the Governor is
doing well, her surgeon said.
Dr. Stephen Tooze said Gov.
Minner’s surgery, which took a little more than two hours, went as
planned and the Governor was in the recovery room late this morning.
“Everything went perfectly
and the Governor is awake with good sensation in her legs,” Dr.
Tooze said. “Everything went nice and smooth. We even listened to
the Beatles during the surgery.”
Gov. Minner will
remain at Kent General for a few days and then be transferred to a
Milford rehabilitation facility, where she will stay for a few more
days. After her release, Gov. Minner will take part in regular
physical therapy as she returns to her schedule of meetings and
According to the American
Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons, approximately 267,000 knee
replacement surgeries are performed each year. During the surgery,
worn cartilage and bone in the knee are replaced with plastic and
metal components, restoring function to the knee and reducing pain.
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