Gov. Dayton to undergo hip surgery this week

By KBJR News 1

Gov. Dayton to undergo hip surgery this week

October 21, 2013 Updated Oct 21, 2013 at 12:00 PM CDT

St. Paul, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- After injuring his hip back in June, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton will undergo surgery this week to help heal the torn muscle.

The Governor will undergo a Platelet Rich Plasma Injection on Wednesday, October 23rd at the Mayo Clinic. According to spokespeople, the procedure is expected to last about one hour, under local anesthesia. Afterward he will return by car to the Governor's Residence.

Post-procedure instructions call for the Governor to refrain from placing any weight on the hip for the first two days, followed by up to two weeks of very limited mobility.

Bob Hume, the Deputy Chief of Staff for the Governor, says Dayton will conduct State business from the Residence during that time and will not be holding public events.

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