National Joint Registry 14th Annual Report 2017

Reports | Published: 19 Sep 2017

Significant increase in joint replacement procedures with very impressive outcomes

Today’s Annual Report from the National Joint Registry for England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man (NJR) highlights a record number of procedures being performed during 2016/17.

More joint replacements than ever before were carried out in the financial year 2016/17, with just fewer than 243,000 cases submitted to the National Joint Registry (NJR). This sees a significant increase of more than 20,000 joint replacement operations recorded in the registry on the previous period.

Today’s National Joint Registry 14th Annual Report presents outcome data in relation to hip, knee, shoulder, elbow and ankle replacements. The published figures bring the total number of records in the registry to approximately 2.35 million since it was established in 2002. The report highlights that for most patients across all joint replacement procedures recorded in the registry:

  • the risk of having the first-time implant replaced (known as ‘revision’ surgery) within thirteen years was low
  • primary procedures were performed predominately for osteoarthritis or inflammatory arthritis
  • the average patient is female, with only ankle replacement procedures showing a male majority

Analysis from this year’s report continues to show the trend for increased likelihood of revision (or ‘re-do’ surgery) associated with younger patients across all types of joint replacement procedures recorded in the registry.

Read all the latest data and analyses on hip, knee, ankle, elbow and shoulder joint replacement via the NJR’s dedicated Annual Report website:

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National Joint Registry 14th Annual Report 2017