Benedict XVI's Cast Removed

CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy, AUG. 21, 2009 (Zenit.org).- Vatican doctors removed the cast that set his right wrist after he fell six weeks ago while on vacation in the in the mountains above Aosta.

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He broke his wrist July 17, at the beginning of his vacation, with a fall in his room. He was operated on in the hospital of Aosta.

“A control X-ray was taken that showed the consolidation of the fracture,” said Patricio Polisca, the Pope’s personal doctor, in a statement published today by the Holy See Press Office. “The final result can be described altogether as optimum.”
 
An X-ray and checkup carried out July 25 in Aosta already showed a favorable evolution of the fracture.

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