Gov. Mark Dayton's procedure to help heal a torn muscle in his left hip went "very well," according to an email update from his Deputy Chief of Staff Bob Hume.
Dayton underwent a Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injection this morning at Mayo Clinic. The procedure started at 10:40 a.m. and lasted 80 minutes. The procedure involved centrifuging blood drawn from the governor to create the PRP, which was then injected in his hip.
According to the email, "The Governor said the most noteworthy part of the procedure was the 4-inch needle used for the injection. He said he tried to persuade Mayo to let him take the needle home as a souvenir, but was told its disappearance would breach their protocol!"
The governor also praised the care he received at Mayo.
"Once again, the people at Mayo showed why they are the world's best. We are very fortunate to have such an amazing resource here in Minnesota," Dayton said.