Sunday, November 11, 2007
LOS ANGELES - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger underwent surgery Saturday to remove a metal plate and cables from his leg, a spokesman said.
The hardware was used to help Schwarzenegger's upper thigh bone heal after he broke it while skiing in Sun Valley, Idaho, last Dec. 23.
Dr. Kevin Ehrhart, who performed the 20-minute surgery at a Los Angeles hospital, said in a statement issued by the governor's office that there were no complications.
The governor "is in excellent health and there were no complications in this morning's successful follow-up medical procedure," Ehrhart said in a statement.
He said removing the hardware is standard practice after the leg has fully healed. Ehrhart said the second-term Republican governor will use a crutch for several days.
Schwarzenegger spokesman Aaron McLear said the governor turned over power to Lt. Gov. John Garamendi for 90 minutes during what he described as "minor surgery." Schwarzenegger was under general anesthesia for one hour during the procedure, McLear said.
McLear would not disclose the name of the hospital, citing "privacy reasons." Schwarzenegger left the hospital Saturday afternoon to return to his Santa Monica home, McLear said.
The View's Elisabeth Hasselbeck and her husband, Tim, an NFL quarterback, have welcomed their second child, a baby boy, ABC announced Saturday.
The child, who weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces and arrived without complications, was born Friday in Arizona.
"We're thrilled he arrived safely," Tim said in a statement. "Both mom and son are happy and healthy."
Elisabeth is expected to reveal the baby's name when she calls in to The View Monday.
The couple's daughter Grace is 2.
Tim Hasselback with wife Elisabeth at the 2007 Breeders Cup press conference, NYC.
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