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Mayor Joe Riley recovering after hip replacement surgery

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Charleston Mayor Joseph P. Riley is recovering from hip replacement surgery.

According to the mayor's office, Riley had the operation Thursday morning to replace the hip joint on his left side.

"The hip joint had been a source of increasing pain and discomfort for a number of years," said Barbara Vaughn, Director of Public Information. 

Mayor Riley's doctor said, the operation went extremely well and he anticipates a standard recovery period.

Riley is expected to remain hospitalized for the next few days, and will then continue his recovery at home.

They mayor's office did not say when he is expected back at work.

"He expects to be back in his office soon and will be in regular contact with his office while at home," said Vaughn. 

His physician has requested that he not have visitors or phone calls while in the hospital or at home while he recuperates. 

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