Annual Report of UK National Joint Registry supports back to basics approach

Published date : 18 October 2010
Article date : 18 October 2010

For those about to launch into using a new design of hip or knee replacement, the highlights of the seventh UK NJR report included:

  • Almost 1 million registered procedures.
  • 65,000 primary hip replacements and 78,000 knee replacements registered in 2009
  • The number of cemented hip replacements has fallen significantly from 53% in 2004 to 36% in 2009.
  • The Exeter V40 stem and Contemporary socket are market leaders amongst cemented implants: the Corail stem and Pinnacle socket are market leaders in uncemented hip implants.
  • Revision rates were lowest for cemented hip replacements and highest for Metal-on-Metal hip resurfacings.
  • The number of hip resurfacings is falling (5,707 in 2008 to 4,099 in 2009), with the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing being the market leader, but the number of larger head bearings is increasing.
  • The PFC Sigma is the market leader amongst total condylar knee replacements.


The full report available at

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