Doctor says Sen. Murkowski expected to make full recovery from knee surgery

Sen. Lisa Murkowski is on the mend and looking to visit Fairbanks next week, though she will probably be in a wheelchair or on crutches.
The senator had knee surgery Tuesday in Anchorage to deal with injuries she suffered while skiing at Alyeska in March. We wish her a speedy recovery.
Dr. Eli T. Powell, an Anchorage orthopedic surgeon who formerly commanded the Air Force Third Medical Group at Elmendorf Air Force Base, performed the operation. He said she is doing well and expected to make a full recovery, a Murkowski spokesman said.
The highlight of her trip to Fairbanks next week is a spring luncheon sponsored by the “Ladies That Lunch,” or LTL for short. The lunch ladies tell me this is not a political event or a fundraiser.
They want to make sure that everyone knows this is a co-ed gathering. Murkowski plans to speak on current issues facing the Senate and take questions from the audience.
The event will start at 11:30 a.m. at the Westmark. Tickets are $22 and can be purchased at Hops Hallmark, New Horizons Gallery and Santina’s Floral and Gift.

By:  Dermot Cole