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George W. Bush undergoes knee replacement surgery
NY Daily News ^ | May 27, 2014 | BY ADAM EDELMAN

Posted on 05/28/2014 1:20:34 AM PDT by kingattax

Former President George W. Bush spent his Memorial Day weekend laid up in Chicago undergoing knee replacement surgery, according to reports.

Bush, 67, underwent the outpatient procedure at Chicago’s Rush University Medical Center on Saturday, NBC Chicago reported.

Doctors allowed Bush to stay at a nearby hotel after the operation, before he flew home to Dallas Monday afternoon.

Bush was accompanied during the medical trip by wife Laura and a Secret Service detail, NBC Chicago reported.

The former President has kept a relatively low profile in recent months, even declining to attend the Sept. 11 Memorial & Museum dedication ceremony in New York earlier this month because it may have been “too emotional,” sources told the Daily News.

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: bush43; georgewbush; gwbush; rushuniversity
they don't replace knees anywhere in Texas ?
1 posted on 05/28/2014 1:20:34 AM PDT by kingattax
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To: kingattax

Hey, at least this was probably done in a considerate fashion. If it was Barack Obama he’d tie the area up for hours Just Because It’s Him.


2 posted on 05/28/2014 1:26:48 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: kingattax

Aw!.... Barry’s taking care of him... ain’t that sweet..
You know.... FOR FREE...


3 posted on 05/28/2014 1:28:00 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: kingattax

Rush University in Chicago is a pioneer in new knee replacement techniques.

http://www.rush.edu/rumc/page-1099918807992.html


4 posted on 05/28/2014 1:29:30 AM PDT by iowamark (I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy)
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To: iowamark

Figured something of the sort... best artificial knee that can be had for love or money.


5 posted on 05/28/2014 1:30:36 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: iowamark

thanks


6 posted on 05/28/2014 1:32:40 AM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: kingattax

Get Well Soon!


7 posted on 05/28/2014 1:37:58 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: kingattax

Dubya will be a hurting cowpoke for a fair while. Get well soon, Mr President, and KEEP TAKING YOUR ANTICOAGULANTS!


8 posted on 05/28/2014 1:47:36 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: kingattax
As long as it isn't the taxpayers paying for his surgery, President Bush can get his medical care wherever he wants.

I live in Pennsylvania. We have fine doctors and hospitals here, but when my former boss needed heart surgery, he went to Cleveland Clinic. People should get the best medical care they can wherever they want. Thanks to Obamacare, someday soon we won't have those choices.

9 posted on 05/28/2014 2:28:19 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: fatnotlazy

Texas doesn’t have knee surgeons ?


10 posted on 05/28/2014 2:44:19 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: knarf

I guess you didn’t get my point. So long as there are still some choices in medical care, we should take advantage of them before those choices are gone.


11 posted on 05/28/2014 2:53:31 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: HiTech RedNeck
".. best artificial knee that can be had for love or money."

No doubt, but the OEM (original equipment manufacturer) human knee is still superior to any replacement part, so this is pretty sad, considering W's obsession with physical fitness. No more marathons for you, George.

12 posted on 05/28/2014 3:20:24 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: fatnotlazy
Got your point ... but I live in SW Pa and if I needed routine surgery, I wouldn't go to Chicago ... that's MY point.

And if I lived in Texas I damned sure wouldn't go to Chicago for routine surgery

13 posted on 05/28/2014 3:24:48 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: knarf

Gotcha!


14 posted on 05/28/2014 3:37:23 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: fatnotlazy
This is the second thread I've seen in as many days and I'm amazed how the comments refer to some element of bozocare or like yours, a direction of thought regarding the implementation of bozocare .... but few are commenting on an ex-president from Texas being in Chicago for relatively routine and some might consider minor surgery.

I said it yesterday and my opinion hasn't changed ... the story as published is BS and there's more to this than what is being related

15 posted on 05/28/2014 3:50:27 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: knarf

What do you think isn’t being told? Do you think it’s something more serious?


16 posted on 05/28/2014 3:59:47 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: kingattax
Outpatient knee replacement? Wow.
17 posted on 05/28/2014 4:02:28 AM PDT by beef (Who Killed Kennewick Man?)
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To: fatnotlazy
I think W has been given a good talkin' to. Are we on a precipice or not ? How desperate is the one teetering .... or the one pushing ? Does America hang in the balance? All the cliche's in the world have been tested here in FR and most of them, if not correct are at least worthy of thought So what IS W doing in Chicago ? We've bandied the word 'mob' all over the place referring to zero's Chicago, but we don't want to attach mob tactics to the mob ? The problem with all my paranoia is I will never know, but that won't stop me from trying to logically speculate.

If I needed specialized medical treatment, and Pittsburgh couldn't offer it ... WVU is just down the road.

You'll have a hard time convincing me W went to Chi for routine surgery.

18 posted on 05/28/2014 4:16:06 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: kingattax
"The former President has kept a relatively low profile in recent months, even declining to attend the Sept. 11 Memorial & Museum dedication ceremony in New York earlier this month because it may have been “too emotional,” sources told the Daily News."

It sounds like they're keeping him segregated from the population ... hell ... he could be dead and they've found a double .. with a limp.

Remember ... Jackie O never said a word ... not .. one .. word.


(Hoo Boy Doggies am I in for it when the anti-conspiracy theorists get hold of THIS one !)

19 posted on 05/28/2014 4:20:19 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: knarf
Knarf, if your legacy were Barack Hussein Obama and the impending Death of the Republic, wouldn't you tend to keep a low profile?

GW is a good man who managed crises well, but who mainly somehow screwed the pooch. With the House, Senate, and WH is GOP hands for a long while, nothing really good managed to get done on his inarticulate watch. IMNVHO, GW's biggest bonehead play: No oil policy. No energy policy. Big government Republicans? No thanks.

20 posted on 05/28/2014 4:41:05 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (Vote for a gay African Marxist for POTUS? Sure. What could go wrong?)
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To: kingattax

Texas has several nationally ranked orthopedics hospitals specializing in joint replacement and spinal surgery.


21 posted on 05/28/2014 4:46:02 AM PDT by Soul of the South (Yesterday is gone. Today will be what we make of it.)
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To: beef

Outpatient knee replacement? Wow.


I get the sense that they “let him” stay in a hotel (luxury presidential suite for privacy and security presumably) for what would normally be an in-patient procedure. His nurses probably just monitored him in his hotel bed instead of his hospital bed, with all the equipment brought to him.


22 posted on 05/28/2014 5:06:33 AM PDT by Freeping Since 2001 (Since 2001. Seriously.)
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To: knarf

Did you ever consider maybe in Chicago it wouldn’t be as disruptive to as many other patients because of the extra security that’s necessary.


23 posted on 05/28/2014 5:26:48 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: knarf

No disrespect knarf, but knee replacement surgery is quite an ordeal. There are precision good ones and lousy standard replacements. Both are very difficult for the surgeon and patient. First 2 weeks are hell on the patient. Then 6 months rehab to get where you want. GW will do the work no doubt but it’s very cumbersome.


24 posted on 05/28/2014 5:31:31 AM PDT by poobear (Socialism in the minds of the elites, is a con-game for the serfs, nothing more.)
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To: knarf
Ok, now I don't understand you. Do you think President Bush is in Chicago for a meeting with Obama’s thugs?

By the way, I wouldn't go to Chicago for any reason — even if its hospitals and doctors are the only ones who could treat me.

25 posted on 05/28/2014 5:41:36 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Kenny Bunk

He let congress control him and he did not see a spending bill he did not like. Spend, spend, spend. You would have thought the dems were in control and not the R’s.

That family does not know the meaning of ‘living within your means’.

In my opinion he disappointed me in two primary areas. One was he went nation building in Iraq by hanging around, something he campaigned against in 2000. He should have put two bullets in the head of Hussein, covered him up in that hole he was in and brought all our folks and equipment home.
Two, he spend money just like a dem.


26 posted on 05/28/2014 6:41:42 AM PDT by biff (WAS)
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To: kingattax
"they don't replace knees anywhere in Texas ?"

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The leading surgeon for this type of surgery is Dr. Stefan Kreutzer.

People from all over the world come to Houston for Dr. Kreutzer. He is a leader worldwide for knee and hip surgery.

I know this because I am one of his patients. He replaced both of my bum hips.

He used a special machine for patient to lie on that helps him to access the hip from the front of the hip instead of the side or the back. Muscles are pulled aside rather than cut. The bed also helps surgeon to insure the legs will be even after the surgery is over.

Most of Dr. Kreuzer's patients go home in two days and have rehab at a rehab facility or with home rehab specialists.

I'm a little startled he didn't go to Kreuzer. Kreuzer lectures worldwide on this special surgery table. He helped develop it. Doctors worldwide also come to watch his surgeries and to look over the special surgical bed.

Some old school doctors are not interested in the new style of hip and knee surgeries.

Others are interested, but it is very expensive.

It, the bed, and Dr. Kreutzer helped me get back on my feet very quickly and I'm profoundly grateful for Dr. Kreutzer's skills.

27 posted on 05/28/2014 7:33:30 AM PDT by hummingbird (Mark Levin and Article 5. Period.)
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To: kingattax
Bush, 67, underwent the outpatient procedure at Chicago’s Rush University Medical Center on Saturday, NBC Chicago reported.

A knee replacement done as an outpatient procedure is beyond amazing.

28 posted on 05/28/2014 7:43:31 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: knarf

I’m sure they do but the RUSH procedure is unique and is out-patient surgery, with half the recovery time.

I wish I could go there for my up coming knee replacement.


29 posted on 05/28/2014 8:02:19 AM PDT by jch10 (The Democrat mascot shouldnÂ’t be the donkey; it should be the tick.)
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To: beef
Mine was done ‘the old-fashioned way.’ In at 7 am day 1 and out at 6 am day 2. No hospital stay to be paid form but there was more than a smidgen of home care afterwards.
30 posted on 05/28/2014 8:03:00 AM PDT by I am Richard Brandon
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To: Freeping Since 2001
I get the sense that they “let him” stay in a hotel (luxury presidential suite for privacy and security presumably) for what would normally be an in-patient procedure. His nurses probably just monitored him in his hotel bed instead of his hospital bed, with all the equipment brought to him.

Believe it or not, this really is outpatient surgery with a two to four week recovery time.

31 posted on 05/28/2014 8:12:06 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: I am Richard Brandon

I will be having a partial knee replacement in 4 weeks. The inner side of my knee has deteriorated from osteoarthritis but the outer side is still okay. Smaller incision and less invasive than total knee replacement. A much shorter recovery time. Was told about 2 weeks of rehab and will be able to walk without aids. One night stay in hospital. Full recovery for PKR around 3 months compared to around 6 months for TKR. Still not looking to the pain even though it won’t be as bad as a TKR.


32 posted on 05/28/2014 8:30:33 AM PDT by Evil Slayer ((Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war....))
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To: knarf

What on earth are you talking about?


33 posted on 05/28/2014 8:35:52 AM PDT by stellaluna
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To: Evil Slayer

Drugs Baby - drugs!


34 posted on 05/28/2014 9:51:34 AM PDT by I am Richard Brandon
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To: knarf

What I find most surprising is not that this was done in Chicago, but there was NO mention of this in the media until he had returned to Texas . . .

(and I live in the Shitcago area)


35 posted on 05/28/2014 10:00:36 AM PDT by Petruchio (Democrats are like Slinkies... Not good for anything, but it's fun pushing 'em down the stairs.)
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To: kingattax

Not sure how many are doing this type surgery.....

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http://www.rush.edu/rumc/page-1099918807992.html

Minimally Invasive Total Knee Replacement

Program Description

Orthopedic surgeons at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, are among the first in the United States to perform a minimally invasive surgical technique for total knee replacement that can dramatically reduce pain and recovery time, with better early range of motion and improved knee function. The orthopedic surgery team at Rush used the experience and expertise gained from performing minimally invasive surgical techniques developed for hip replacement surgery to perfect this innovative technique.

This new method of total knee replacement can be performed as an outpatient procedure, allowing some patients to go home the very day of the surgery. The new procedure is performed through one small three- to four-inch incision (instead of the larger eight- to 12-inch incision of the standard surgical technique). This approach has the potential for dramatically reducing pain by sparing muscles and tendons that historically have been cut during standard total knee replacement surgery. Patients generally have a two- to four-week recovery time with the minimally invasive surgery, compared to the two to three months of recovery time with traditional knee surgery.


36 posted on 05/28/2014 10:17:45 AM PDT by deport
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To: Evil Slayer

Best of luck on your surgery, and if they prescribe anticoagulants post-op, for G-d’s sake stay compliant.


37 posted on 05/28/2014 1:06:41 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: iowamark

Thanks for the link!


38 posted on 05/28/2014 2:40:12 PM PDT by hummingbird (Mark Levin and Article 5. Period.)
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