Spain's King Juan Carlos is progressing "very favorably" and continues "gaining in mobility and autonomy," according to the medical report on his condition released Tuesday by the Madrid hospital where he underwent hip replacement surgery last week.
The report, read to reporters by the director of Quiron San Jose Hospital, Javier de Joz, does not say when the monarch might be released but it does state that "the next medical report will be issued within 24 hours."
The king's recovery process "continues being very favorable ... (and) he is improving, according to expectations," with "two daily sessions of physical therapy," the report says.
Juan Carlos is not expecting to receive any visits on Tuesday at the hospital, where he will continue his program of intensive therapy sessions in both the morning and afternoon, sources within the royal household said.
According to the medical report made public on Monday morning, the king is already getting up and walking "on his own around his room" without having to use crutches.
The head of state underwent surgery lasting 90 minutes last Friday evening to replace his left hip, the treatment recommended by doctors to deal with the deterioration in the hip caused by osteoarthritis. EFE