WASHINGTON (CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden's 91-year-old mother had surgery for a hip fracture Monday morning and is recovering well, a statement from Biden's office said.
Catherine Eugenia "Jean" Biden was taken to the University of Pennsylvania hospital in Philadelphia after falling Sunday at her home in Delaware.
The vice president's spokeswoman, Elizabeth Alexander, issued a statement saying that Mrs. Biden is in stable condition after the surgery, which was performed by Dr. Samir Mehta, the chief of the Division of Orthopaedic Trauma at the hospital.
The operation involved "applying a plate and screw device to Mrs. Biden's hip," the statement said.
"Dr. Mehta is pleased with the outcome of the surgery."