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Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham traveled to Washington, D.C. today where she is scheduled to undergo a total knee replacement of her right knee.

The total knee replacement will be performed by an orthopedic surgeon from whom the governor has previously received treatment and with whom she had a consultation in September following the re-aggravation of an injury.

The governor is scheduled to return to New Mexico next week.