Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was discharged from the hospital Sunday, two days after present process profitable hip substitute surgical procedure that can have him working from residence whereas he recovers.
Mr. Lula, 77, underwent the operation on Friday. Doctors additionally carried out minor eyelid surgical procedure.
He has returned to the official presidential residence and can work there through the coming weeks, Lula stated in an announcement on X. He beforehand stated that he had suffered hip pains since August of final yr.
“Thank you for all the prayers and the caring messages. I’m recovering to work even more for Brazil,” Mr. Lula wrote on X, including — as a joke, presumably — that he intends to run a marathon.
A medical bulletin from Lula’s medical doctors earlier Sunday stated that he had ascended and descended stairs with help.
Recovery for hip substitute surgical procedure varies from affected person to affected person, however most can resume gentle, day-to-day actions inside three to 6 weeks, in response to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.
Many sufferers initially use a cane, crutches, or a walker till stability and power enhance to keep away from falls that would jeopardise the surgical procedure’s success, the orthopedic organisation stated.