Joe Biden while playing with his German Shepherd dog Major tripped on a rug, fell, and fractured his foot. The fall happened only days after his 78th birthday celebration, which makes Biden the oldest commander in chief in U.S. history (a record recently held by active President Donald Trump). Biden, 78, has been wearing a boot since the injury he suffered in late November. In spite of the fact that Biden’s doctor had said that initial scans did not show any fractures, later assessments uncovered hairline fractures in the right foot of the former vice president. Reportedly, Biden broke the lateral and intermediate cuneiform bones, which are in the middle of the foot. With age, everyone loses bone density and muscle mass due to which balance declines.
On Saturday, at Pennsylvania Hospital, Biden underwent a follow-up CT scan, with his doctor telling reporters the operation was normal. A Saturday pool article noted that Biden “slowly” made his way into the appointment and “appeared to be slightly limping.” In a press release statement, Dr. Kevin O’Connor said Biden’s “initial discomfort and swelling are decreased,” in statement released to the press. Yet clinical experts actually expected to see how the injury could withstand the pressing factor of standing.O ‘Connor said the findings were promising after the scan: “The tiny fracture in the intermediate cuneiform is barely detectable and the tiny fracture in the lateral cuneiform heals as anticipated.” No further serious injuries have been confirmed. This indcates that Biden’s foot is healing as expected.
In an interview with CNN, Biden related the narrative of how he fell.” What happened was that I was getting out of the shower. I got a puppy and everyone in my house knows that a little pup dropped a ball in front of me. And for me to catch the ball,’ Jake Tapper told Biden. And I’m walking to get to the bedroom through this little alleyway. And I caught the ball… And he ran. “And I’m kidding, pursuing him and grab his tail, Biden continued. And what happened was he slid on a throw rug. And I stumbled on the rug on which he slid. That’s what happened. Oh man, not a very thrilling story.”
As he moved gingerly to his car outside the Philadelphia hospital, Mr. Biden waved to the supporters. His transition schedule, which is scheduled to include further Cabinet announcements next week and a campaign trip to Georgia to support the Democratic candidates in the Senate runoff elections, has not been curtailed by the injury.
The accident was traumatic for him, but it provided a little useful exposure for the Montgomery County company whose special medical device was essential to checking his recovery. Biden arrived at Pennsylvania Hospital at Eighth and Spruce Streets on Dec. 12, two weeks after he was injured in his home near Wilmington. There, he stood upright so that a simple CT scan of his foot could be taken by the unit. The scan showed that he was recovering well. Using a $185,000 system manufactured by CurveBeam, the Hatfield-based company that developed the technology, doctors performed the checkup.
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