Govenor Butch Otter to Have Second Hip Resurfacing
Governor Butch Otter is going to undergo surgery next week. He is scheduled to have hip resurfacing surgery on Tuesday, January 20. It’s the same type of surgery he had on his right hip back in January of 2008.
BOISE, Idaho Gov. Butch Otter underwent hip surgery Tuesday…
"There’s no good time for something like this," Otter said in a statement. "But I needed to take care of this little hitch so I can devote my time and energy more fully to serving the people of Idaho."
The governor had hip resurfacing surgery on his right hip, an alternative to hip replacement for patients suffering severe arthritis. Recovery typically takes six weeks to three months, but Otter plans to continue working…
…The surgery was performed by Dr. Colin Poole, of Intermountain Orthopedics at St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center in Boise. It took about two hours.
"We’re happy that it appears to have gone great and he’s doing well," Hanian said.