Dayton Will Have Hip Treatment Procedure At Mayo
(St. Paul, MN) -- Governor Dayton will have a procedure Wednesday at Mayo Clinic that doctors say will promote healing of a left hip muscle that he tore last summer. Since then the governor has limited physical activity but the hip has not healed. The procedure at Mayo involves extracting platelets from the patient's blood, concentrating the platelets to over five times normal, then re-injecting them into the injured muscle. Patients can expect up to two weeks of very limited mobility after the procedure, and Dayton will be working from the official residence and not holding public events. Dayton, who's 66, had back surgery at Mayo late last year.