Gov. Dayton Hip Surgery Today 10 Feb 14

Governor Dayton is at the Mayo Clinic today (MON) for hip surgery. The governor injured his hip last summer running down the stairs at the official residence. Mayo doctors repaired a muscle shortly after, but Dayton reported continued instability in the joint. Doctors found in mid-January that major tendons had come off the bone and they’re reattaching them during today’s surgery. Dayton will have to wear a protective brace for up to three months but says it won’t affect his official duties. The surgery was originally scheduled for last week, but the governor postponed it so he could attend Saturday’s memorial service for Joan Adams Mondale.