DENVER — Debbie Drake, a television physical-fitness personality during the 1960s and '70s, came through surgery for a shattered leg and a procedure to restore a collapsed lung at Rose Medical Center here Wednesday.
Drake, who does not reveal her age, was taken to a recovery room following the afternoon surgery on her left leg, hospital spokeswoman Peggy Ryan said. Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Francis Yamamoto said Wednesday's surgery involved repair to ligaments and cartilage in the leg. He said her condition was good.
Her right lung was discovered collapsed Saturday night as she was awaiting surgery, performed Sunday, on her left ankle. A device was implanted to inflate the lung and allow it to recover.
On Sunday, surgeons worked on her foot and lower left leg. She said muscles were redistributed over the bone, and a skin graft was taken from the right thigh.