Source: National Joint Registry
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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.
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Acknowledgement: National Joint Registry