For Immediate Release - September 01, 2009

STATEMENT BY DR. HARRY RUBASH ON GOVERNOR PATRICK'S SURGERY

Statement from Harry Rubash, MD, MGH Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery, who performed Gov. Patrick's procedure:


"Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick is in good condition, alert and resting comfortably following successful hip replacement surgery today at Massachusetts General Hospital. The procedure lasted approximately 2 1/2 hours without any complications. Gov. Patrick is expected to remain in the hospital for four to five days, followed by a few weeks of outpatient rehabilitation."

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