Britain’s oldest woman has hip replacement operation
A hip replacement implant made in Sheffield has been used in a record-breaking operation on Britain’s oldest person.
At the age of 112, Gladys Hooper has been officially recognised by Guinness World Records as the oldest person to have a hip replacement operation.
The surgery was performed at the end of 2015 at St Mary’s Hospital on the Isle of Wight by consultant orthopaedic surgeon Jason Millington using a Furlong cemented hip manufactured by Sheffield-based JRI Orthopaedics.
Gladys needed the emergency surgery after falling and breaking her hip. The former concert pianist came through the operation and was able to celebrate her 113th birthday with her family in January.
Michael Colling-Tuck, hip product manager at JRI Orthopaedics, said: “We are delighted that this truly remarkable lady came through the operation and has been able to celebrate her 113th birthday.
“Providing surgical implants which enable re-mobilisation for people who have suffered a hip fracture as a result of a fall is something we have been specialising in for more than 30 years. JRI is proud that many thousands of patients have benefited from the same type of high-quality hip implant, like the one Gladys has received, manufactured with care and dedication in our Sheffield facility.”
Caption: Gladys Hooper has become the oldest person in the world to have a hip replacement operation