Hip, knee, ankle, elbow and shoulder joint replacements are common and highly successful operations that bring many patients relief from pain and improved mobility. Thousands of these joint replacement operations take place in the UK every year.
The National Joint Registry (NJR) was set up by the Department of Health and Welsh Government in 2002 to collect information on all hip, knee, ankle, elbow and shoulder replacement operations, to monitor the performance of joint replacement implants and the effectiveness of different types of surgery, improving clinical standards and benefiting patients, clinicians and the orthopaedic sector as a whole. Northern Ireland joined in 2013 and the Isle of Man in 2015.
Latest NJR News
9 February 2017: West Midlands regional event round-up - importance of collecting accurate patient procedure data ►
26 January 2017: The NJR is a supporting association at the Minimally Invasive Surgery Congress in London ►
10 January 2017: Latest joint replacement patient guides to the 13th Annual Report out now ►
10 January 2017: NJR refreshes online surgeon and hospital information ►
9 December 2016: Joint Approach Autumn/Winter 2016 edition - including an updated waiting room poster pullout ►
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