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Sotomayor ‘resting comfortably’ after surgery, court says

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Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor is “resting comfortably” after shoulder-replacement surgery Tuesday morning, the court’s press office said later in the day. 

“Justice Sotomayor’s surgery this morning went well and the Justice is resting comfortably,” Supreme Court spokeswoman Kathleen Arberg said in a statement. “She expects to remain in the hospital a night or two.”

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Sotomayor, 63, a member of the court’s liberal wing, broke her shoulder when she fell at her home on April 16.

The court announced Monday that she would undergo “reverse total shoulder replacement surgery” on Tuesday morning to repair a “multipart displaced head splitting fracture of her proximal humerus.”

Sotomayor will curtail activities and be in a sling for the next several weeks while she recuperates, but the court said she is expected to make a full recovery. 

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