Oldest hip replacement patient: Gladys Hooper breaks Guinness World Records record (VIDEO)
LONDON, UK -- Britain's oldest person have set a new world record by having a hip replacement operation at the age of 112; Gladys Hooper, from Ryde on the Isle of Wight, underwent the surgery after she had a fall and fractured her hip, setting the new world record for the Oldest hip replacement patient,
according to the World Record Academy.
Photo: Britain's oldest person have set a new world record by successfully having a hip replacement operation at the ripe old age of 112. Gladys Hooper (in picture) from Ryde, Isle of Wight, had the surgery after falling and breaking her hip. Photo: PA (enlarge photo)
The Guinness World Records' record for the Oldest person to have a partial hip replacement was set by Edith Dewhurst (b.24 Feb 1895), of Stockport, Greater Manchester, who received a hip replacement at the age of 103 at Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport on 19 Nov 1998. Edith Dewshurst underwent partial hip replacement for her right hip fracture.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the oldest person to have a total hip replacement; it was John Randall (UK, b. 16 July 1909) who had a revision left total hip replacement at the age of 102 years, 3 months and 30 days. The operation was performed by Mr Ajit Shetty, Mr Ashad Lateef and Dr Patrick O'Connor at Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield, UK on 15 November 2011. The Guinness World Records currently lists John Randall as the oldest person to have a total hip replacement at the age of 102 years, three months and 30 days at Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, in November 2011.
Great-grandmother Mrs Hooper, who was born the same year the Wright brothers invented the first successful plane, puts the secret of her long liofe down to keeping active and "living a straight life".
Mrs Hooper was born in Dulwich, South East London, and was brought up in East Sussex. She went on to become a concert pianist and started one of the first hire car companies. Later, she ran Kingscliff House School which went on to become Brighton College.
Millington, a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at the Isle of Wight NHS trust, who performed the operation at St Mary's hospital in Newport, said, "Mrs Hooper's recovery has been slow but steady. Her recovery is as well as I could have hoped for but by no means is she out of the woods so to speak and we really have to wait and see how she continues to recover. The first month will be the most crucial".
Gladys is standing, but not walking yet. Relatives say she is listening to music and chatting away. She is now recovering in hospital on the Isle of Wight.