Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray underwent hip replacement surgery at Lilavati Hospital here on Monday, doctors treating him said.
It is likely to return to normal operations within the next two to three months, they said. Thackeray was admitted to hospital on Sunday evening and underwent surgery on Monday morning, his doctor Jalil Parkar told reporters.
“His hip was badly damaged and he was in excruciating pain. He underwent hip replacement surgery in the morning,” said Dr Vinod Agarwal, the lead orthopedic surgeon who operated on Thackeray, adding that the operation procedure took around 90 minutes.
The operation went well and the recovery will be good, Agarwal said. “He will be in hospital for the next five to six days and will need physiotherapy,” Dr Agarwal said.
Asked about his recovery, Dr Agarwal said Thackeray should be able to carry out his normal activities for the next two to three months.
Thackeray’s physiotherapy will begin on Tuesday and continue for the next five to six days. He will also undergo aggressive physiotherapy once he is released, Dr Parkar said.
“If all goes well and if his legs are able to support his weight, then he will be able to resume his normal activities in the next two to three months,” he added. Earlier this month, Thackeray postponed his proposed visit to Ayodhya for health reasons.
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