Mayor has knee surgery day after taking oath of office _lowres

Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- Mayor Mitch Landrieu gets a gentle pat from his mother Verna, left, after taking the oath of office for his second term Monday, May 5, 2014. His father, former Mayor Moon Landrieu is right.

The day after taking the oath of office for his second term in office, Mayor Mitch Landrieu had knee surgery Tuesday morning, a spokeswoman for his office said.

“The mayor wrapped up inaugural events (Monday) night at around 9:30 p.m. (Tuesday) morning at 5:30 a.m., he had a routine procedure on his knee,” Garnesha Crawford said. “By 9 a.m., he was on the phone with staff giving orders.”

The outpatient procedure was an arthroscopic surgery on Landrieu’s left knee to repair a medial meniscus tear. The injury was related to running.

Landrieu is working from home and is expected to return to City Hall on Thursday.

Landrieu was sworn into office for a second term Monday at the Saenger Theatre on Canal Street, following an interfaith service at St. Louis Cathedral.