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Jill Biden undergoes 'successful' procedure to remove object in her foot

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Swimming - Men's 400m Individual Medley - Heats - Tokyo Aquatics Centre - Tokyo, Japan - July 24, 2021. First lady Jill Biden looks from the stands REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

WASHINGTON, July 29 (Reuters) - U.S. first lady Jill Biden underwent a "successful" medical procedure on Thursday to remove debris lodged in her left foot from a puncture wound, a spokesperson said.

Biden was walking on a beach in Hawaii over the weekend when she stepped on an object that became lodged in her left foot, Michael LaRosa, her spokesman, said on Thursday.

"After inspection of the wound by medical staff, it is unclear what object caused the puncture," LaRosa said. "The wound is now clean, free of infection and it is anticipated that it will heal nicely."

She underwent the procedure at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

President Joe Biden, who has made it a point to travel with the first lady to medical procedures, joined her on Thursday. In April, he attended a medical appointment with her in Washington.

Reporting by Steve Holland; editing by Diane Craft and Sonali Paul

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