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Mayor Menino resting comfortably after knee surgery
By Donovan Slack, Globe Staff
Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino is resting comfortably at home after surgeons successfully removed two pieces of torn cartilage from his right knee this morning.
Menino, who suffered the injury at a Red Sox rally last year, will begin physical therapy next week.
"His spirits are high and he is appreciative of all of the many well-wishes he's received," said the mayor's spokeswoman, Dot Joyce, who spoke with him by phone after the surgery at Faulkner Hospital in Jamaica Plain. "He sounds great."
The procedure, performed by Drs. Thomas Thornhill and Scott Martin of Brigham and Womens Hospital, took less than an hour and required only local anesthesia, she said.
Menino lost his footing and wrenched his knee while on a stairway at Fenway Park during a Red Sox World Series victory rally on Oct. 30, 2007. The knee continued to bother him even after months of physical therapy, so doctors announced earlier this week that they would have to operate.
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