March 16th, 2009
04:52 PM ET
6 years ago

Biden's mother recovering from hip surgery

The vice president's mother, Jean, is recovering from hip surgery.
The vice president's mother, Jean, is recovering from hip surgery.

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."


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soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. Anita

    She's a tough lady and will be out there kicking Bidens butt in no time.

    Best wishes and a quick recovery to you Mrs. Biden.

    March 16, 2009 05:06 pm at 5:06 pm |
  2. Angie in PA

    Get Well Mama Biden!

    March 16, 2009 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  3. EVOLVE

    WE PRAY FOR A SPEEDY RECOVERY FOR VP BIDENS' MOTHER.

    March 16, 2009 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  4. Lush Limprick and Osama bin Laden have the same vision for America - FAILURE!

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery!

    March 16, 2009 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  5. Ellie

    Our prayers go out to her. She's a WONDERFUL woman.

    March 16, 2009 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  6. Mari

    God bless her with a speedy recovery.

    March 16, 2009 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  7. eric in texas

    Man, what a change.

    When Mrs. Bush had surgery, you left wing nut jobs were on here bashing her and complaining that she was getting "free" surgery from the government etc etc

    Now, Mrs. Biden gets surgery and it looks like a Hallmark committee meeting.

    Funny how that whole political affiliation things works huh?

    March 16, 2009 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |