Posted Online: April 19, 2012, 4:47 pm
Illinois comptroller fractures hip in fall
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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka is recovering at a Springfield hospital after fracturing her hip.
Topinka spokesman Brad Hahn says Topinka fell Wednesday as she was getting onto an elevator at a Springfield hotel. She had just given an address to the Illinois Public Health Association.
He says Topinka suffered a small fracture in her left hip and underwent a minor surgery at Memorial Medical Center later Wednesday. She remains at the hospital, but is walking around and recovering well.
Last year Topinka underwent knee replacement surgery. She has used a cane in the past and had an infection two years ago that caused knee problems.
Topinka was elected comptroller in 2010. The Republican is a former state lawmaker and state treasurer.