Dayton Healing in Rochester After Hip Surgery

Updated: 02/11/2014 7:34 AM
Created: 02/10/2014 5:35 AM
By: Jennie Olson

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is healing nicely after moving ahead with a surgical procedure to alleviate pain in his hip, according to a spokesperson.
Dayton underwent surgery Monday at Rochester's Mayo Clinic. He had postponed it last week so he could attend the funeral of Joan Mondale.

He plans to rest in Rochester for a few days, the spokesperson said.
The procedure had him under general anesthesia for an hour while the surgical team reattached the major hip tendon to the bone around the hip joint. He will work from the governor's residence while recuperating. He will limit travel for up to three months, in part because of a brace he will wear.
It is the 67-year-old governor's third procedure at the Rochester clinic since taking office, following back surgery in December 2012 and a platelet injection last October to help heal a torn hip muscle.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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