Mrs Ivy Olds set the record this month as the oldest patient to ever receive a new hip at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in Northfield.

At 99 years old, Mrs Olds holds the record as the oldest patient to ever undergo the operation at the Trust. The operation was a success and the team are delighted with her recovery.

IvyOlds1Her consultant, Mr Roger Tillman 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, is pleased with the new lease of life her new hip will afford her. She 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 said; “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 stairs and continue playing bingo with her friends!”

The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, who celebrate their 200th birthday in next year, have helped thousands of Birmingham residents regain their independence and get back to doing the things they enjoy. You can find out more about whether they can help you at


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