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Leg surgery: Vice-President Osinbajo says appreciative of Nigerians’ prayers, get-well wishes

Persecondnews had reported that Osinbajo’s media aide, Laolu Akande, had in a post on his verified Twitter handle last Sunday indicated that the Vice President had been admitted at Duchess Hospital for surgery over a recurring leg pain probably sustained while playing squash.

Recuperating Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) has expressed deep gratitude to Nigerians for their get-well wishes and prayers following a successful surgery on his leg.

He equally thanked the team of surgeons, doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, and the management of the Duchess International Hospital, Lagos, for providing such an excellent care.

A statement personally signed by Osinbajo from the hospital on Sunday said:“My deep gratitude to everyone for your get-well wishes and prayers following my surgery.

“And special appreciation to the amazing team of surgeons, doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, and the management of the Duchess International Hospital, Lagos, for providing such excellent care.

“God bless you all.”

Persecondnews had reported that Osinbajo’s media aide, Laolu Akande, had in a post on his verified Twitter handle last Sunday indicated that the Vice President had been admitted at Duchess Hospital for surgery over a recurring leg pain probably sustained while playing squash.

In an update later in the day, the Medical doctors at Duchess International Hospital confirmed that a surgical operation was performed on Osinbajo as a result of fracture of his right femur (thigh bone), possibly related to a longstanding injury associated with a game of squash.

Meanwhile, the doctors have described the surgery as successful.

“He had a surgical operation performed by a team of specialist doctors, including Dr Wallace Ogufere, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Dr Om Lahoti, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and Dr Babajide Lawson, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon.

“Others were Dr Ken Adegoke, Consultant in Anaesthesia and Critical Care, Dr Oladimeji Agbabiaka, Consultant Anaesthetist and Dr Adedoyin Dosunmu-Ogunbi, Consultant Physician and Medical Director.

“The operation was successful and Osinbajo is expected to be discharged within the next few days,” Dosunmu-Ogunbi said in a statement on behalf of the doctors.

The CEO of the hospital, Dr Adetokunbo Shitta-Bey, had said the vice-president was making the sort of progress that was expected.

“He is model patient; we have been able to observe in very close quarters, the very essence of the man.

“He is very compliant, listens to advice and as such he is able make the sort of progress that we expect.

“He is undergoing physiotherapy as part of his rehabilitation process.

“The multidisciplinary team that has been involved with his care have been very pleased with the progress that he is making,” he said.

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