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A Look at U.S. Hip and Knee Replacement Patterns

Published: November 13, 2017

DATA POINTS The American Joint Replacement Registry assessed 2,000 hip and knee arthroplasty cases for this year’s Annual Report.

Total knee procedures represent nearly 60% of joint replacements and women make up about 60% of the total joint population. Those are just a couple of the many trends in knee and hip arthroplasty you'll find in the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) 2017 Annual Report.

This year's report analyzes data on 860,080 hip and knee replacement procedures from 4,755 surgeons at 654 facilities, almost exclusively hospitals.

Total knee procedures continue to dominate, with all primary (55.9%) and revision (3.4%) total knee arthroplasties representing 59.3% of total procedural volume compared to 40.7% for hip procedures. These numbers have been consistent over the past 4 years of reporting, says AJJR.

In coming years, AJRR says it hopes to also measure surgical approach, use of bone cement and robotic-assisted surgery.

Brielle Gregory

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