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George W. Bush has second knee surgery in less than two months

The 43rd President of the United States has a long history of knee troubles.
By Matt Bradwell   |   July 14, 2014 at 2:09 PM
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CHICAGO, July 14 (UPI) -- A spokesman for former President George W. Bush confirmed that Bush spent the weekend in Chicago for his second knee surgery since Memorial Day.

After having his right knee replaced at Rush University Medical Center, Bush was back in the Windy City Saturday to have his left knee partially replaced.

"He's looking forward to getting back on his mountain bike in a few weeks," Bush spokesman Freddy Ford told reporters.

The surgery was an outpatient procedure, and Bush and former first lady Laura flew back to their home in Dallas on Monday.

Bush has long had trouble with his knees, tearing a meniscus in 2004 that forced him to trade jogging for mountain biking and visibly limping in recent interviews.

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