Boston Mayor Menino Recovering After Knee Surgery

Boston Mayor Thomas Menino is recovering after undergoing surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital to repair a partially torn tendon in his right knee.

The mayor's press office says the 68-year-old Menino had no complications from Tuesday's surgery and is expected to remain in the hospital for around three days.

It's the second time Menino has had knee surgery. He underwent surgery in November 2009 to repair a torn tendon in his left knee.

Menino was hospitalized two days before Thanksgiving after developing a bacterial infection in his left elbow during a trip to Italy. He also had a minor operation to drain fluid from his arm. He was released several days later, but readmitted after a negative reaction to oral antibiotics.

Menino is the longest serving mayor in city history.

This program aired on December 29, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.


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