The Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry

Med J Aust. 2004 Mar 1;180(S5):S31-4. doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2004.tb05911.x.


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.

MeSH terms

  • Arthroplasty, Replacement* / statistics & numerical data
  • Australia
  • Data Collection / methods
  • Equipment Failure
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Joint Prosthesis / statistics & numerical data
  • Orthopedics / organization & administration*
  • Outcome Assessment, Health Care / methods
  • Product Surveillance, Postmarketing / methods
  • Registries*
  • Societies, Medical*