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Surgery: Osinbajo recovering on crutches, say doctors

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

Doctors attending to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo after his knee surgery at the Duchess International Hospital, Ikeja, Lagos, have revealed that the professor of law is presently on crutches.

Premium Politics had reported that Osinbajo, on Saturday, successfully underwent a surgical procedure on his thigh bone to correct injuries suffered whilst he played squash.

In a statement signed by the hospital’s Medical Director, Adedoyin Dosunmu-Ogunbi, titled ‘Duchess International Hospital, Ikeja gives update on VP Osinbajo’s condition’, it was revealed that Osinbajo is recuperating well.

The statement read, “The Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, continues to make good progress at the Duchess International Hospital, Ikeja.

“Following a successful operation to repair a fracture of his right femur (thigh bone) on Saturday, His Excellency is now receiving physiotherapy and mobilising quite well on crutches.

“The aim of this stage of treatment is to reduce weight-bearing on his right leg while promoting healing and rehabilitation towards his usual active state.

“All aspects of the Vice President’s post-operative care have proceeded satisfactorily so far. His multi-disciplinary team of doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, and allied health practitioners are extremely pleased with his progress.

“We will continue to update the public on the progress of his treatment.”

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