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Dayton heads for hip surgery

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Feb 10, 2014 at 5:27 am

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is moving ahead with a surgical procedure to alleviate pain in his hip.

Dayton was scheduled for surgery Monday at Rochester's Mayo Clinic. He had postponed it last week so he could attend the funeral of Joan Mondale.

The procedure will have him under general anesthesia for an hour while the surgical team reattaches 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.

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