Skip to main content

Dayton recovering after hip procedure

  • Author:
  • Updated:

Gov. Mark Dayton is recovering after he had a non-surgical procedure Wednesday morning at the Mayo Clinic intended to relieve hip pain he's had since a muscle-tear injury last summer. The treatment, called a platelet rich plasma injection, went well, a spokesman said, Associated Press reports.

The 66-year-old DFL governor planned to return to St. Paul Wednesday afternoon, the AP reported. He plans to take meetings and work at the governor's mansion for the next two weeks as he recuperates.

Dayton said his hip injury will not affect his re-election campaign.

Dayton talked more to FOX 9 about the procedure and his injury. "I took the last two steps two at a time, and I pivoted and felt this pop – the kind of pop I used to get in hockey if I had a bad sprain," Dayton told FOX.

Mayo explains a bit about the procedure: "Plasma is the liquid portion of the blood that transports red and white blood cells and platelets through the blood vessels. It's derived from the patient's own blood, a process that involves spinning a blood sample at high speeds. One byproduct is plasma, which contains a high concentration of platelets — thus the name platelet-rich plasma."

When it goes well, the procedure attracts healing cells to deteriorated tissues, and stimulates new cell growth, Mayo says. Roughly 70 percent of those receiving PRP therapy showed improvement, Mayo says.

The National Institutes of Health reported earlier this year that the PRP procedure is used to treat acute and chronic tendon, ligament, and muscle injuries in more than 86,000 U.S. athletes each year.

Next Up

Deion Sanders

Deion Sanders says Mike Zimmer and Rick Spielman hadn't spoken "in months"

Sanders' comments revealed some of the Vikings' issues last season.

police tape, crime scene

Brooklyn Park man pleads guilty in 2020 fatal drive-by shooting

Devon Manley will be sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 30 years.

Screen Shot 2020-06-16 at 7.48.35 AM

Man gets 10 years for fatal pawn shop fire during Minneapolis riots

The incident, which took place during riots in May 2020,  resulted in one man's death.

Rep. Ilhan Omar

Election officials dismiss conservative group's complaint against Rep. Ilhan Omar

The group alleged that she used campaign funds on her future husband's consulting firm.

Screen Shot 2022-01-15 at 9.53.04 AM

Reports: 6 names surface in Vikings' search for new head coach

Six names have surfaced Saturday in the Minnesota Vikings' hunt for a new head coach.

Pexels - face mask covid holding

Minnetonka approves mask mandate in emergency ordinance

The mandate officially goes into effect Monday night.

snow, measuring snow, snow totals

Here are the snow totals from Friday's winter storm in Minnesota

There was a sharp gradient around the Twin Cities, with the highest amounts in southwestern Minnesota.

Mats Zuccarello

Zuccarello scores twice, Wild win third straight

A team effort helped Minnesota dispatch the Ducks.

Rep. Tou Xiong

State lawmaker Tou Xiong apologizes after driving under the influence

The state representative was pulled over on the night of Jan. 8.

St Lukes Duluth GSV Pro

Duluth hospital requiring visitors to show vax proof, neg. test

The health care system is also tightening visitor guidelines.

ridgeview urgent care facebook

Ridgeview halting urgent care at a Twin Cities site 'until further notice'

The organization cited "growing emergency medical needs" at the facility.

polley freeborn county jail roster jan 2022 resize

Charges: MN high school counselor sexually assaulted student

The 16-year-old victim had regularly gone to him for academic help and other support, authorities say.