Berlusconi undergoes operation on his hand

July 29, 2011 9:31 am

, MILAN, Jul 29 – Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi underwent an operation on his hand for carpal tunnel syndrome on Friday near Milan — the latest in a series of operations, a hospital source told AFP.

The 74-year-old Berlusconi had a similar operation on his hand at the clinic in Rozzano last year. The main symptom of the syndrome is finger and wrist numbness and swelling and it can cause permanent nerve damage if left untreated.

He went to hospital for checks earlier this month after falling in the shower.

He also underwent an operation on his jaw in March after being struck in the face with a metal souvenir by a deranged man in Milan in December 2009.


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