Mikulski ankle surgery successful

Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) is recovering in Baltimore after successful surgery on Monday to repair a badly broken ankle suffered when she slipped down a flight of church steps earlier this month, her office reports.

Doctors at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore anticipate a full recovery; The operation had to be delayed for a few days to allow swelling to recede. 

"Heartfelt thanks to everyone who has sent me a personal message this week," Mikulski said in a statement. "I’m more committed than ever before to making sure that the kind of health care I’m getting now will be the model of care available to everyone."

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