Surgeons gave Spain's 75-year-old King Juan Carlos a temporary hip replacement, but said he requires more surgery for a long-term fix, likely giving fuel to speculation of a history-making abdication.
Spain's King Juan Carlos arrives at Quiron University Hospital in Madrid on September 24, 2013. Surgeons have given the king a temporary hip replacement, but said he requires more surgery for a long-term fix
US hip specialist Miguel Cabanela led the surgery at a Madrid hospital to give the frail-looking monarch a new left hip after the previous artificial joint fitted last November became infected and painful, making it hard to walk.
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