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Med J Aust. 2004 Mar 1;180(5 Suppl):S31-4.

The Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry.

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  • 1Australian Orthopaedic Association, University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC, Australia. stephen.graves@mh.org.au

Abstract

In the financial year ending June 2002, 26 689 hip replacements and 26089 knee replacements (total, 52778) were performed in Australia. Hip and knee replacement procedures have increased between 5%-10% each year for the past 10 years, with a combined increase in hip and knee replacement of 13.4% in the past year. The revision rate for hip replacement surgery in Australia is unknown but is estimated to be 20%-24%; the revision rate for hip replacement surgery in Sweden is 7%. Although data collection for the Registry is voluntary, it has 100% compliance from hospitals undertaking joint-replacement surgery.

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