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Thursday, January 04, 2007
Former President Bush has hip replaced at Mayo Clinic
ROCHESTER, Minnesota (CNN) -- Former President George H.W. Bush is "resting comfortably" after having his right hip replaced at the Mayo Clinic, the facility announced Thursday.

Bush, 82, the current president's father, went into surgery early Wednesday, according to a statement from the clinic.

"The surgery proceeded well, as expected. The president returned to his hospital room and is resting comfortably," the clinic reported.

It is Bush's second hip-replacement operation. Doctors at the Mayo Clinic
replaced his left hip in 2000.

He checked in Tuesday and is not expected to remain hospitalized for long, an aide, James Appleby, told CNN.

Bush had announced last week that he might have the replacement operation sometime in January.

-- CNN White House Correspondent Suzanne Malveaux
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