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Paterno Has Successful Hip Replacement

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Nov. 23, 2008

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., November 23, 2008 -- Successful hip replacement surgery was performed today on Penn State Coach Joe Paterno at the Mount Nittany Medical Center. Dr. Wayne Sebastianelli reports that all objectives were accomplished and that Paterno is resting comfortably and anxious to get home.

Paterno is expected to be on his feet Monday and able to resume a coaching regimen next Monday, Dec. 1, when the players return to school following the Thanksgiving break.

Dr. Sebastianelli, who led the surgery team, is Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Director of Athletic Medicine.




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