Riccardo Muti Surgery 'Successful'


The Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Northwestern Memorial Hospital last night released an update on Riccardo Muti:

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Music Director Riccardo Muti underwent successful surgery this morning at Northwestern Memorial Hospital to repair facial fractures sustained during a fall last week.

Alexis B. Olsson, DDS, chief and associate clinical professor of oral and maxillofacial surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, performed the surgery. “During surgery, screws and plates were placed to facilitate healing of the facial fractures. The upper and lower jaw have also been temporarily fixated using wires to stabilize the lower jaw during healing,” said Dr. Olsson.

“The surgery went extremely well and I’m pleased with the outcome; I anticipate that Maestro Muti will make a full recovery.”

Tests continue in an attempt to determine the cause of his collapse during a CSO rehearsal last week.