NRI Dr. Mehta performs Hip Surgery
on Vice President Joe Biden's mother
Delaware, March 17, 2009
The mother of Vice President Joe Biden, Catherine Eugenia "Jean"
Biden, 91, underwent Hip Surgery surgery today, at the Hospital
of the University of Pennsylvania. She suffered a broken hip in
the fall she took over the weekend and she was hospitalized Sunday.
Mrs. Biden lives in a guest house on the grounds of Joe Biden's
home in Greenville, Del.
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."
Metal Plate and Screws: Some hip fractures occur below the femoral
neck in the area called the intertrochanteric region. These fractures
are called intertrochanteric hip fractures. These hip fractures
are usually truly the result of a fall and often are the hardest
type of fracture to treat. They often involve more than one break.
As a result, several pieces of broken bone must be held together.
She is recovering well and is in stable condition.