Dayton To Undergo Surgery At Mayo

Monday, October 21st, 2013 at 12:28 pm

On Wednesday, October 23rd, Governor Mark Dayton will undergo a procedure at the Mayo Clinic that is designed to promote healing of the torn muscle in his left hip area. It is called a “Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injection” (description below).

In a press release we learned that the procedure is expected to last approximately one hour, under local anesthesia. Afterward, he will return by car to the Governor’s Residence. The general post-procedure instructions call for the PRP recipient to refrain from placing any weight on the hip for the first two days, followed by up to two weeks of very limited mobility. As such, Governor Dayton will conduct State business from the Residence during that time, and will not be holding public events.

Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is a non-toxic, non-immune substance that accelerates healing. PRP is produced from the person’s own blood using a process called platelet enrichment activation. This process allows the extraction of platelets from regular blood and their concentration to over 5 times normal. These concentrated platelets are then injected into the injured muscle to promote healing.

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