Ex-US President George W. Bush underwent a partial knee replacement procedure over the Memorial Day weekend.
George W. Bush, the former President of the United States, has undergone an outpatient procedure over the Memorial Day weekend. He traveled from Texas to Chicago for partial knee replacement.
Mr. Bush's spokesman Freddy Ford confirmed to CBS News that his knee replacement procedure was successful. And just after a few hours of surgery, Mr. Bush was able to walk up and down a flight of stairs.
The surgery was reportedly done in Chicago's Rush University Medical Center's Midwest Orthopaedics Wing. Mr. Bush just spent the Memorial Day weekend in Chicago and he returned to Dallas, Texas on Monday. He is staying at home for a quick recovery. The former President also had a heart operation last August due to a blocked artery.
Mr. Bush enjoyed good health during his presidency period as his physicians regularly said, "He was in excellent health." Mr. Bush was always proud of his fitness and health. He has even participated in aggressive mountain biking events in recent years.