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April 30, 2018 Kathleen Arberg (202) 479-3050

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor is scheduled to undergo reverse total shoulder replacement surgery tomorrow morning. Justice Sotomayor injured her left shoulder in a fall at her home on April 16. Tests revealed she suffered a multipart displaced head splitting fracture of her proximal humerus. Further consultation with specialists indicated surgery was warranted.

Justice Sotomayor will curtail activities for the next few weeks while she recuperates. She will wear a sling for several weeks and will undergo physical therapy for several months. She is expected to recover full mobility and shoulder function.

Updates will be provided as they become available.


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