Wednesday 7 June 2006

Queen Margrethe's knee surgery

A search has produced a photo of the now replaced knee!

Update! According to a new press release by Lord Chamberlain Ove Ullerup Queen Margrethe has been released from hospital and is at Fredensborg. She is doing very well and may even be able to participate in some activities later in the summer. As mentioned in the Billed Bladet article already mentioned, the Queen is having physiotherapy everyday.

In a press release the Danish court's Lord Chamberlain Ove Ullerup has given an update on Queen Margrethe's knee surgery: Hendes Majestæt Dronningen opereret. A translation of the press release:

Her Majesty The Queen Has Undergone Surgery

Amalienborg, June 1st 2006

Her Majesty The Queen underwent surgery this morning on Thursday the 1st of June at the surgical knee sector of orthopaedic surgical ward E, Århus Hospital.

The operation was conducted by consultant Anders Odgaard, M.D., and an artificial knee joint was inserted. The operation was successful and lasted an hour.

It is expected that Her Majesty The Queen will be able to be discharged within a week, whereupon The Queen will take up residence at Fredensborg Castle.

In the light of the operation, some of The Queen's scheduled engagements within the next 1-2 months will be cancelled. Others will be carried out with the participation of His Royal Highness The Prince Consort or His Royal Highness The Crown Prince.

A press conference about the operation with consultant Anders Odgaard, M.D., and the team of doctors is convened at Århus Hospital, Tage-Hansens Gade, today at 14.30. The press conference will take place in the hospital's hotel.

Ove Ullerup
Lord Chamberlain

(Many thanks, again, to Lasse for his translation.)

DR 1 video clip in Danish, shows the press conference with the Queen's surgeons.

Billed Bladet describes the Queen's knee operation as miracle surgery because of a new procedure used at Århus Hospial. The story says the Queen took small steps in her room the same day after her surgery. The Queen is doing daily exercises to rehabilitate and recover from the surgery. Her recovery will continue at Fredensborg.

We wish Queen Margrethe a successful recuperation and look forward to seing her pain-free smile again soon!

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