Britain’s oldest woman has hip replacement made in Sheffield


JRI Orthopaedics gives new lease of life to 113-year-old Gladys Hooper

A hip replacement implant made in Sheffield has been used in a record-breaking operation on Britain’s oldest person.

Gladys Hooper has now officially been officially recognised by The Guinness World Records as the oldest person to have a hip replacement operation at the age of 112.

The surgery was performed late last year 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.

Mrs Hooper 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 last month.

JRI Orthopaedics has world-class expertise in the design, development and manufacture of orthopaedic implants and surgical instruments – including a growing range of hip replacement systems.

Michael Colling-Tuck, hip product manager, 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.

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“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.”