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George W. Bush Treated at
Rush University Medical Center

NBC Chicago, by Mary Ann Ahern

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 5/27/2014 2:54:31 PM

President George W. Bush traveled to Chicago over the Memorial Day weekend to have knee replacement surgery at the Rush University Medical Center´s Midwest Orthapaedics. The former president had outpatient surgery on Saturday, according to multiple sources familiar with the surgery, and stayed at the Peninsula Hotel on Michigan Avenue until he returned home to Dallas on Monday. "The reports are correct that he had a successful partial knee replacement on Saturday," Bush´s spokesman Freddy Ford said in a statement. "He returned to Dallas on Monday and is doing great." His wife Laura and a Secret Service contingent stayed with him during the

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: TheMom, 5/27/2014 3:03:07 PM     (No. 9863635)

Good to know you´re doing well, Mr President!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Keekng, 5/27/2014 3:15:47 PM     (No. 9863648)

Good on you, Mr. President. Now you will be good to go for the nest WW ride!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Coy860, 5/27/2014 3:22:34 PM     (No. 9863656)

Hmmm I need both knees replaced, and asked why not partial replacements. I was advised against it, because should the partial not last after a few years, to get a full would require a lot more bone modification because of the work done to put in a partial. I would think GW had the best doctors and the best advice, and he traveled to get it.
I may go back to the drawing board and rethink the full replacements.


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Reply 4 - Posted by: Chas in Jax, 5/27/2014 3:29:16 PM     (No. 9863660)

Both knee and hip replacements are common.

Seems odd that he had to go to Chicago.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 5/27/2014 3:56:28 PM     (No. 9863677)

Chicago?

Nevertheless. Wishing you well, and prayers for good results from your surgery, Mr. President.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: jntsrgn, 5/27/2014 4:30:07 PM     (No. 9863712)

Midwest Orthopedics at RUSH spends millions on advertising as "minimally invasive". They are OK, but don´t actually do anything different than any other experienced joint replacement surgeon and their outcome measures aren´t even at the top of the local market let alone the nation. Odd choice for GWB.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: LtE126, 5/27/2014 4:50:35 PM     (No. 9863732)

Midwest is great. They did my shoulder replacement. Dr Anthony Romeo. Outstanding.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 5/27/2014 5:28:43 PM     (No. 9863763)

So glad Dubya got the replacement (based on his doctor´s advice). That said, there isn´t a better doctor on this earth than Dr. McDreamy who did my TKR, and gave me a perfectly straight scar that I have to ´hunt for´ to see.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: AltaD, 5/27/2014 5:57:38 PM     (No. 9863786)

Could this be why he missed the opening of the 9/11 Memorial Museum?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Pros7767, 5/27/2014 7:06:37 PM     (No. 9863849)

Glad to hear it is nothing serious.

America still needs you, Sir, if only to be reminded what it was like to have a President who loved America and the troops.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: hoosiergirl71, 5/27/2014 7:57:12 PM     (No. 9863900)

For those who wonder why partial and not total, that decision is made on a patient by patient basis. There are criteria to be met for either. I wanted partial, but was told I am not a candidate for that. So I went all the way!

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