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Gov. Dayton returns home from Mayo after hip procedure

The governor had a Platelet Rich Plasma injection to help speed recovery of an injured hip muscle.

Gov. Mark Dayton is back in St. Paul at the Governor’s Residence  after a medical procedure Wednesday to aid his injured hip.

The governor underwent a Platelet Rich Plasma injection at the Mayo Clinic; it took about 80 minutes, including the time needed to send his own blood through a centrifuge to create the PRP, which was then injected into his damaged hip area, according to Dayton’s office.

Reports Deputy Chief of Staff Bob Hume:

The Governor said the most noteworthy part of the procedure was the 4 inch needle used for the injection.  He said he tried to persuade Mayo to let him take the needle home as a souvenir, but was told its disappearance would breach their protocol!

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 The Governor also said, “Once again, the people at Mayo showed why they are the world’s best.  We are very fortunate to have such an amazing resource here in Minnesota.”

The recovery plan: two weeks of  limited mobility during which he’ll conduct some state business from the Governor’s Residence but won’t hold  public events.