Isakson again undergoes back surgery

[private]For the second time in a month, U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson has undergone back surgery, this time to deal with what his office said was “a sacral hairline stress fracture that developed in the last few days.”

That fracture developed as the senator was recovering from his back surgery on Feb. 20 to address deterioration in his spine caused by severe arthritis. Dr. Keith D. Osborn of Resurgens Orthopaedics performed both surgeries.

“This second procedure will help shore up the reconstruction of my lower spine and will help prevent a minor fracture from becoming a bigger problem,” Isakson said. “I am working closely with my doctors and physical therapists to ensure that my recovery ultimately leads to a long road of wellness.”

Isakson’s office released this statement from Osborn:

“The surgery was successful and should allow Senator Isakson to quickly resume the rehabilitation program that he has been pursuing following his lumbar spine surgery a few weeks ago. I remain optimistic about his continued recovery and progress and his ability to resume his busy Senate schedule.”

Isakson, 72, is also dealing with Parkinson’s disease, a medical malady he disclosed in 2015.

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