A 99-YEAR old patient has set a new record by becoming the oldest person to receive a hip replacement at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital (ROH) in Northfield.
The operation on Ivy Olds was a success and the team are delighted with her recovery.
Her consultant Roger Tilman said: “It is unusual to list a patient so advanced in years for this sort of operation but Mrs Olds is as fit as a fiddle.
“Her new hip will reduce the pain she was experiencing and will allow her to return to doing the things she enjoys.”
Mrs Olds, who lives in Shirley said: “I’m looking forward to not having to use a walking stick anymore.
“I’m already feeling much better – the care has been perfect, I couldn’t fault it.”
Her son Pete added: “My mum has always been active, so it’s fantastic to see her doing so well.
“Now she has a new hip she can get up and down the stairs and continue playing bingo with her friends.”
The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital celebrates its 200th anniversary this year.
Visit www.roh.nhs.uk for more information on the ROH.