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Hip surgery in Rochester on Gov. Dayton’s Monday agenda

Gov. Mark Dayton is undergoing hip surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester this morning.

He’ll stay at the hospital a few days to recover before returning to the governor’s residence in St.Paul.

During the recovery, he’ll wear a brace and his travel will be curtailed for up to three months, but his office says he’ll be able to conduct all other gubernatorial duties.

His office said:

The procedure will reattach the major hip tendons to the bone around the hip joint. Several tests have revealed that these tendons have become detached from the bone, and the muscle shows early signs of disuse atrophy. According to Mayo, surgery is the most effective option to help with pain, prevent further muscle atrophy, and restore functionality and mobility.

Dayton had planned the surgery for last week, but postponed it to attend Saturday’s memorial for Joan Mondale in Minneapolis.

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