National Joint Registry (NJR) 10th annual report

Source: National Joint Registry

Follow this link for full text

Date of publication:  28 August 2013

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: The evidence provided shows that most patients who have hip and knee replacements can expect their joints to last, with at least 95% to 98% lasting 10 years.  However, some devices and patients have high failure rates, e.g. metal-on-metal devices. Other trends in this year’s report, show that the age of patients remains the same with 80% of them older than 60 years old. For total hip replacement  more 32-mm heads are now being used.  The report also contains consultant and Trust level information.  There is a public and patient version.

Length of publication:  1 web page

Some important notes:  Please contact your local NHS library if you cannot access the full text.  Follow this link to find your local NHS library.

Acknowledgement: National Joint Registry

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