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Statement from Vice President Biden's Spokesperson Elizabeth Alexander on Mrs. Jean Biden

Office of the Vice President
March 16, 2009
Statement from Vice President Biden’s Spokesperson Elizabeth Alexander
"The Vice President's mother, Catherine Eugenia "Jean" Biden, underwent surgery this morning for a hip fracture at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She is recovering well and is in stable condition. Dr. Samir Mehta, the chief of the Division of Orthopaedic Trauma at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, performed the surgery, which involved applying a plate and screw device to Mrs. Biden’s hip. Dr. Mehta is pleased with the outcome of the surgery."