George W. Bush undergoes partial knee replacement

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Posted: May 27, 2014 12:40 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former President George W. Bush underwent successful surgery for a partial knee replacement, a spokesman said on Tuesday.

Bush's outpatient procedure took place on Saturday in Chicago.

"He was up walking around just a couple hours after the procedure and was even able to go up and down a flight of stairs just a couple hours after the operation," said Bush spokesman Freddy Ford.

Bush, 67, a mountain biker and golfer, returned to Dallas on Monday "where he is recovering quickly at home," Ford said.

(Reporting By Steve Holland; Editing by Bill Trott and Chizu Nomiyama)