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“Dalai Lama’s knee surgery successful, his condition very stable”, says personal physician

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By Tenzin Dharpo

DHARAMSHALA, JUNE 28: The Tibetan people and followers of revered spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama took a sign of relief as his knee surgery has been completed successfully, the personal physician of the Tibetan leader Dr. Tsetan Dorjee Sadhutsang confirmed via a YouTube post published on the official handle.

“The surgery of H.H. the Dalai Lama has been successful and his condition is very stable. He is scheduled to be released from the hospital tomorrow. The medical team including the doctors, attendants and nurses have performed their duties exceptionally well,” he said.

Tibetans across the globe are united in prayer today as His Holiness the Dalai Lama underwent knee surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York city.

The surgery took place this morning (New York time) at HSS, the world’s leading academic medical centre focused on musculoskeletal health. Renowned for its excellence, HSS has been ranked No. 1 in orthopaedics for 14 consecutive years by U.S. News & World Report (2023-2024) and has consistently been among the top-ranked hospitals for both orthopaedics and rheumatology for 32 years.

The Dalai Lama, the revered spiritual leader of Tibet, has been experiencing knee issues that necessitated this medical intervention. He will be 89 years of age next month on his birthday which falls on July 6th.

From Dharamshala to New York, Tibetans and supporters of His Holiness have been gathering in temples, community centres, and private homes to offer prayers and perform rituals for his swift recovery. Social media platforms are also flooded with messages of support and well-wishes from followers around the world.

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